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So Avengers was the first film to ever break $200 million on opening weekend, beating the old record (which was set last year by Harry Potter 7.5) by over $30,000,000.
The top opening weekends of all time are now:
- The Avengers, $200.3 million
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, $169.2 million
- The Dark Knight, $158.4 million
- The Hunger Games, $152.5 million
- Spider-Man 3, $151.1 million
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon, $142.8 million
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1, $138.1 million
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, $135.6 million
- Iron Man 2, $128.1 million
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, $125 million
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I went and saw The Avengers again this weekend, this time in 2D (treating the parents). Still no second end-scene, sadly, so I resorted to watching it on YouTube. Still just as awesome.
For the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this and Iron Man are competing for the top spot. Having not watched either Hulk movie (The Incredible Hulk, in this case), I can't rate that, but I'd rank the movies as follows:
1. Iron Man/Avengers
3. Captain America/Thor
5. Iron Man 2
Now, I actually like all of them, a lot. Captain America hits a lot of my love for The Rocketeer right on the head (which makes sense given the director), and Tommy Lee Jones is never not awesome. Thor's fish-out-of-water schtick never grated on me ("Then give me one large enough to ride!"), and anything with Stringer Bell is bound to be excellent.
Something about Iron Man 2's pacing struck me as off (this coming from someone who loved the Cap's movie), but nothing ever really took away from the joyous spectacle of the whole thing. I also think it's a pity that Terence Howard had to be recast, even if I understood why. I love Don Cheadle and have slogged through horrible crap to watch him act (okay, it took him, Jean-Ralphio, and Kristen Bell to get me through House of Lies and even then I don't think I'm coming back), but if they could keep Howard on, I would've been happier. I still think IM2 was underrated by most for simply not being like the original, and all of these movies have been keepworthy in my books.
The Avengers is awesome in managing to juggle these personalities almost effortlessly. Hawkeye still gets the short end of the stick, but he gets some nice action beats in. I hope Maria Hill gets more time in future MCU movies, too. Aside from that, it was the kind of breezy summer blockbuster I can watch over and over again.
ETA: Also, grats to the Avengers for crossing the double-century mark on opening weekend. I didn't expect that for another few years.
Last edited by LoopyChew; 05-07-2012 at 10:41 AM.
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Going to see The Avengers today. I don't think I'll like it as much as Batman Begins or The Dark Knight, but that has more to do with my crazy love of Batman and his villains than anything else.
I'm sure Loki is awesome, but its going to be hard for him to compete with the likes of The Joker and Bane.
But the Avengers does feature my second favorite superhero, that being The Hulk, so I think I will probably love it. I just wish Edward Norton was still playing him, though.
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I haven't seen The Avengers yet (this week hopefully), but I'd rank the movies thusly: Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America. Haven't seen either Hulk movie.
Rewatching The Godfather for the umpteenth time...I really need to get the sequels (I've seen them, but I don't own them). Anyone else think young Diane Keaton sorta looks like Maggie Gyllenhaal?
And Michael's Italian wife...jebus, even before she takes her top off.......holycrapholycrapholycrap