When it comes to superheroes, this weekend’s opening release of The Avengers proved that more is always better. The superhero team featuring Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow, raked in more than $200 million in box office sales — making it the biggest opening of all time!
Even a technologically advanced superhero like Iron Man couldn’t come up with numbers anywhere close to The Avengers when it first debuted four years ago. The 2008 film starring Robert Downey, Jr. grossed $98.6 million in box office sales its opening weekend, and that far exceeded its superhero counterparts.
Speaking of green, it was thought after last year’s poor showing of both Green Lantern ($21.6 million opening day) and The Green Hornet ($11.1) that superheros were anything but powerful at the box office, but it’s looking like that is no longer the case.
Someone alert Batman.
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