‘Avengers’ final opening weekend tally: $207.4 million
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Turns out ‘The Avengers’ didn’t sell $200.3 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, as Walt Disney Studios announced Sunday. It made even more.
The Marvel superhero movie actually collected $207.4 million, as it grossed more on Sunday than Disney, Marvel’s owner and the movie’s distributor, estimated that morning. Disney had said the film would collect $50 million, but it ended up with $57 million.
Sunday morning estimates are often off slightly, but it’s rare that they underestimate a film’s take by more than a few million dollars. And in the case of ‘Avengers,’ it means the record for the all-time biggest domestic opening weekend is now even higher in the stratosphere.
Overseas, ‘The Avengers’ has grossed a total of $447.4 million since opening two weeks ago. Its international gross this past weekend was also higher than Disney estimated on Sunday: $157.5 million, compared with $151.5 million.
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-- Ben Fritz