Weekend Predictions: 'Marvel's The Avengers'
Featured Stories - on May 02, 2012 by Phil Contrino
If 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 foundation—the only weak part being two failed attempts to nail down the Hulk character—that 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 ||Cumulative|
|Marvel's The Avengers||May 4, 2012||Disney
|Think Like a Man||Apr 20, 2012||Sony / Screen Gems
|The Hunger Games||Mar 23, 2012||Lionsgate
|The Pirates! Band of Misfits||Apr 27, 2012||Sony / Columbia
|The Five-Year Engagement||Apr 27, 2012||Universal
|The Lucky One (2012)||Apr 20, 2012||Warner Bros.
|Safe (2012)||Apr 27, 2012||Lionsgate
|The Raven||Apr 27, 2012||Relativity Media
|Chimpanzee||Apr 20, 2012||Disneynature
|The Three Stooges||Apr 13, 2012||Fox
Additional reporting by Daniel Garris and Alex Edghill.