HollywoodNews.com: Ten years ago we had a initial $ 100 million opening weekend. Five years ago we had a initial $ 150 million opening weekend. This weekend, we might be seeking during a initial $ 200 million Fri-Sun opening weekend. The Avengers followed up a $ 18.7 million midnight transport with a $ 80.5 million sum for a initial full day. That’s a second-biggest singular day upon record, during a back of a $ 92 million opening scurry for Harry Potter as well as a Deathly Hallows partial II. It’s additionally by distant a largest single-day sum not counting midnight screenings.
Even if we annul a midnight haul, The Avengers still grossed $ 61 million during ‘regular commercial operation hours’. For example, The Dark Knight warranted $ 18.5 million during midnight as well as $ 67 million for a initial full Friday, giving it a $ 49 million ‘normal day’ Friday figure. Among a assorted singular day champions in new years: Harry Potter as well as a Deathly Hallows partial II ($ 92m – $ 43m = $ 49 million), Spider-Man 3 ($ 59m – $ 10m = $ 48m), The Hunger Games ($ 67m – $ 19.75m = $ 48m), as well as The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($ 72m – $ 26m = $ 46m). As we can see, The Avengers is so-far essentially distant reduction front-loaded than all of them, definition it is personification reduction similar to a heavily-anticipated geek-centric pound as well as some-more similar to a ubiquitous audiences mega-hit. Point being, a three-day opening week end jot down ($ 169 million for Harry Potter as well as a Deathly Hallows partial II) is still really most in jeopardy.
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