I went to see Marvel’s Avengers for a 2nd time on Saturday (this time in 2D) and the parking lot was packed, every show in almost every theater near my house is sold out until Tuesday. I haven’t seen this kind of opening weekend in years. Not even The Dark Knight – that movie had a huge opening but word of mouth is why that movie broke records. The Avengers made $200.3 million clams this weekend in US Box Office and over $641 Million worldwide. It will be real interesting to see if it gets a lot of repeat business. I’m still upset that people are going to want to read The Avengers comics this summer and they have that stupid Avengers Vs. X-Men event going on. Check out Disney’s Official Press Release.
As a long time Comic Book collector, I’ve always been more of a Marvel Fangirl than a DC one. I own the entire run of Spider-Man, Avengers, Captain America, FF and Iron-Man books published between 1981 and 1990. Never bought X-Men, too expensive and unwieldy. This is why I have a reputation for being a lot more critical when it comes to my Marvel movies. I have a “vested” interest in seeing these characters done right. Note – My goal here is to do a spoiler free review, I may do a 2nd spoilerrific one after I watch it again in 2D.