Avengers Assemble HULK SMASHES all expectations
So, as we all know, everyone thinks The Avengers is amazing forever. Having caused a right old ruckus in the UK over the past couple of weeks the hype around its US opening has been rather feverish, with people running into rooms with print-outs shouting “SHE JUST CAN’T TAKE THE PRESSURE, CAPTAIN” and “DAMMIT JIM I’M A DOCTOR NOT A DISTRIBUTION EXPERT”. Disney were hoping that Avengers Assemble would take close to $200 million in its opening weekend in the US. Well, it didn’t. It took $207 million. In the words of a rather pissed off Bruce Banner: “AERRGGHHHHHHERRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!”
All of this means that Avengers Assemble can claim the biggest opening weekend in US movie history, taking the title from Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (which took a frankly laughable $169.2 million). So what are you gonna do with all your money, Joss? Is it a Hulk film? It’s a Hulk film, isn’t it? Isn’t it, Joss? There’s a good lad.