Take cover, Katniss Everdeen and the cast of Think Like a Man, The Avengers is coming for you.
While this Marvel blockbuster doesn't open until May 4 in the United States, it's international box office haul from this weekend portends a record-shattering few days ahead in America, as The Avengers raked in $178 million worldwide from Wednesday to Sunday.
For some perspective:
- That's more than Battleship grossed in in its first two weeks abroad, and nearly what The Hunger Games has earned in over a month.
- That figure alone would make The Avengers the third highest-grossing film of 2012 domestically.
- It garnered the most from Great Britain, $24.7 million
- It hasn't even opened yet in such huge markets as China, Japan or Russia.
Or the U.S., of course. Are you excited for The Avengers?