Thousands of people flocked to theaters on Thursday night to watch “The Avengers” during its midnight debut. The movie made close to $20 million during its midnight premiere and the ticket sales kept on rolling through Friday. Marvel’s new superhero movie brought in $80.5 million on Friday, giving “The Avengers” the second biggest opening day in history.
“The Avengers” beat out “Twilight,” “The Hunger Games,” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” but failed to unseat the final Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” which made $91.1 million during its debut.
E! Online reports that “The Avengers” finished $10 million ahead of “Twilight: New Moon,” and $13 million ahead of both “The Hunger Games” and “The Dark Knight.”
“The Avengers” domestic debut is impressive and movie experts are predicting that it should take more than $150 million by the end of the weekend. “The Dark Knight” had a $158,4 million opening weekend. The last Harry Potter film holds the record with $169.2 million.
But even if “The Avengers” doesn’t break any domestic records, it already set a few abroad. “The Avengers” currently has an estimated $415 million gross.
Have you seen “The Avengers?” Do you think it will be able to top “Harry Potter?”