Last Sunday, the box office for The Avengers was at a total of $178 million. Yesterday, we reported that Marvel’s superhero team-up was at $218 million, and that is was predicted to hit $500 million by Sunday 6. Well, yesterday in some countries (not Britain, annoyingly. We have to wait until next Monday), there was a May Day holiday, and the box office spiked, with the movie making $42.3M yesterday, which is a hell of a lot for a Tuesday.
And The Avengers is still yet to open in Russia, China and North America, where the big money for Marvel’s superhero team-up will come from. And remember that I mentioned at the start of the article that just yesterday The Avengers was predicted to hit $500M by Sunday? (Well, of course you do, just look up and it’s there.) Well, Deadline (who’s been the top source for the box office news in the last week) has revised their prediction, and we’re now looking at a gross of nearly $600M by Sunday. To be a bit more precise, $585M.
To give you a rather unfortunate comparison, The Avengers is outpacing Transformers: The Dark of the Moon (just to say, UTF does not condone the viewing of Tranformers, or any movie made by Micheal Bay) at the same stage in its release. And as awful/insulting to the intelligence of movie-goers as Dark of the Moon was, it made $1.15B at the box office, so if Avengers is outpacing that, we’re looking at huge figures. Really huge figures.