Everyone has their eyes turned to The Avengers this weekend as the Marvel behemoth breaks into theatres. According to reports earlier in the day, the superhero film was set to rake in $150 million (after an estimated $65 million from Friday alone), but it turns out that number is a bit off.
A slew of new reports are flooding in and they’re all pointing to a record breaking weekend for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, $175 million to be exact. The film could possibly make more, especially since late night showings are generating so much revenue, but we’ll have to wait and see. Currently, the superhero team-up of a lifetime has grossed $80.5m today, and BoxOfficeGuru’s Gitesh Pandya is saying that it’s worldwide gross could pass $500m TODAY!
$30.3M intl FRI for #Avengers, intl cume up to $334.3M. Global total at $414.8M, will smash $500M today!
— Gitesh Pandya (@giteshpandya) May 5, 2012