Weekend Predictions: 'Marvel's The Avengers'

Featured Stories - on May 02, 2012 by Phil Contrino

avengerspred.pngIf Marvel's The Avengers lives up to its full potential, it could break the $169.2 million opening weekend record set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part II last July.

Anticipation for The Avengers has been building since Iron Man opened to a whopping $98.7 million in May 2008. Marvel has wisely built up a strong foundationthe only weak part being two failed attempts to nail down the Hulk characterthat will provide a healthy base of fans for The Avengers. Disney orchestrated a pitch-perfect marketing campaign to build hype. Look no further than the current $260.5 million+ international haul for proof that the pieces of the puzzle are coming together. 

Fandango reports that Avengers is currently outpacing Transformers: Dark of the Moon at the same point in the release cycle.

Look for Marvel's The Avengers to take in $170 million from more than 4,000 locations during its debut frame.

Check out the rest of our top 10 predictions in the table below.


Title Release Date Distributor Weekend Gross
Marvel's The Avengers May 4, 2012 Disney
$170,000,000 $170,000,000
Think Like a Man Apr 20, 2012 Sony / Screen Gems
$9,000,000 $74,200,000
The Hunger Games Mar 23, 2012 Lionsgate
$6,500,000 $381,600,000
The Pirates! Band of Misfits Apr 27, 2012 Sony / Columbia
$6,300,000 $19,600,000
The Five-Year Engagement Apr 27, 2012 Universal
$5,700,000 $19,900,000
The Lucky One (2012) Apr 20, 2012 Warner Bros.
$5,600,000 $48,100,000
Safe (2012) Apr 27, 2012 Lionsgate
$3,500,000 $14,100,000
The Raven Apr 27, 2012 Relativity Media
$3,200,000 $12,800,000
Chimpanzee Apr 20, 2012 Disneynature
$2,600,000 $23,300,000
The Three Stooges Apr 13, 2012 Fox
$2,400,000 $40,200,000

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.

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