The Avengers stormed into theaters to break the box office record for the best opening weekend ever in the U.S. with $200.3 million in domestic ticket sales.
Although The Avengers earned $80.5 million in its first day at the box office, the Marvel superhero ensemble film has gone on to make $200.3 million in its first three days to beat the $169.2 million set by previous record holder, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
The Avengers surpassed the final Harry Potter film by $31.1 million to mark the first film to gross over $200 million in its opening weekend.
Combined with international box office sales, The Avengers has now made over $640 million worldwide to put the Marvel action film on track to top $1 billion over the next few weeks via repeat viewings and sales in other markets.
Top 5 Opening Weekend Grosses (BoxOfficeMojo)
1. The Avengers – $200.3 million
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – $169.2 million
3. The Dark Knight – $158.4 million
4. The Hunger Games – $152.5 million
5. Spider-Man 3 – $151.1 million