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'The Avengers' Massive Friday Box Office!

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May 05, 2012 | 7:58am EDT

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ALT'The Avengers' from Marvel and Disney assembled an incredible $80.517 million on Friday.  

This is the second best single-day gross in box office history behind only 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2' and its opening day gross of $91,071,119. 

The achievement is all the more impressive given that 'Potter' had record-breaking midnight grosses of $43.5 million while 'The Avengers' earned "only" $18.7 million in its midnight screenings. 

Could 'The Avengers' have a shot at besting the opening weekend record held by 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2' of $169.2 million? 

Well, a CinemaScore of A+ should generate sufficient word-of-mouth to propel the film to at least a spot in the top five openings of all-time. IMAX as always contributed big to this performance with 8% of the gross derived from their big screen locations. 

The 3D showings were also a hit with an estimated 60% of the gross coming from these screens. 

The film's worldwide results are equally impressive with another $30.3 million added to its international total on Friday and already $334.3 million total in the international marketplace. 

Add on the $80.5 million on Friday in North America and the film has a $414.8 million worldwide total that will have it on track to exceed half a billion dollars in global box office by Sunday night!

Avengers Assemble indeed! 

Check out these global Gross Box Office figures: The Avengers estimated results for Friday May 4: Int’l: $30.3M Dom: $80.5M

The Avengers cumulative performance to date: Domestic GBO: $80.5M Int’l GBO: $334.3M Global GBO: $414.8M

Here are the top 5 single-day grosses of all-time: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 2 (WARNER BROS.) - Opened 7/15/11 1 Friday 7/15/2011 $91,071,119 THE AVENGERS (DISNEY/MARVEL) - Opened 5/04/12 2 Friday 5/4/2012 $80,517,000 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON (SUMMIT ENT.) - Opened 11/20/09 3 Friday 11/20/2009 $72,703,754 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 1 (SUMMIT ENT.) - Opened 11/18/11 4 Friday 11/18/2011 $71,642,526 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE (SUMMIT ENT.) - Opened 06/30/10 5 Wednesday 6/30/2010 $68,533,840

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