Avengers take box office by storm

Avengers take box office by storm

'Avengers Assemble' has smashed the US box office domestic revenue record with a $200.3m (€153.9m) debut.

It is by far the biggest opening ever, shooting past the previous record of $169.2m for the debut of last year’s Harry Potter finale.

'Avengers Assemble' added $151.5m overseas over the weekend to bring its total to $441.5m since it began opening internationally a week earlier.

That raised the film’s worldwide haul to $641.8m in barely a week and a half, more than its Marvel superhero forerunners 'Iron Man', 'Iron Man 2', 'Thor' and 'Captain America' took in during their entire runs.

If distributor Disney’s domestic estimate holds when the final weekend count is released, 'Avengers Assemble' would be the first movie ever to haul in $200m in a single weekend.

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