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The Avengers all set to become a summer smash in the U.S.

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May 03, 2012 | 5:00am EDT

Ticket and movie news website Fandango is reporting a surge in advance ticket sales for the blockbuster, which opens in America on Friday (04May12) - and film fans have picked The Avengers as the most anticipated film of the summer.

Well over 90 per cent of pre-release tickets currently sold on Fandango are for The Avengers, which is expected to make as much as $150 million (£94 million) at the U.S. box office in its opening weekend.

Meanwhile, 66 per cent of the fans polled plan to see the film at least twice.

Asked who their favourite The Avengers superhero is, 31 per cent picked Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), 23 per cent The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and 15 per cent Thor (Chris Hemsworth).

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