Can you imagine how many superheroes we’re going to see now?
Aquaman, Ant Man, the Flash, Daredevil, some Watchmen spin-offs, probably a baby Hulk, another Fantastic Four. The possibilities are endless and a bit scary.
Here are just a few of the records “The Avengers” broke this weekend on its way to the biggest opening (by a wide margin) ever:
Biggest domestic opening ever at more than $200 million (that’s $30 million more than former champ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″)
It’s the fastest film to ever reach $200 million domestic (three days).
Its global total is already a mind-boggling $641 million, and it had the biggest opening weekend in history in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Central America, Peru, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines.
Biggest domestic Saturday of all time: $69.7 million
The film has also passed the domestic totals of both “Thor” and “Captain America,” and the international totals of previous Avengers characters movies in 12 days of release.
And here’s what’s really crazy — “The Avengers” is doing this while “The Hunger Games” came in the box office top three for the seventh week in a row, placing it at number 14 all time (and climbing) among domestic hits.
2012, Hollywood loves you.