Avengers flexes muscle at box office
Aussie Avenger fans have shown their support with the film raking in $6 million during yesterday's opening.
The Avengers now holds the number two position on the list of the all-time best Australian box office openings behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which took in $7 million in July 2011.
It also represents the largest opening day in Australia of any Marvel Studios film (233 per cent ahead of Iron Man 2) and the best opening day for Disney Studios, beating The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
In this film image released by Disney, Chris Hemsworth portrays Thor, left, and and Chris Evans portrays Captain America in a scene from "The Avengers," expected to be released on May 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Disney, Zade Rosenthal)
Taking advantage of the Anzac Day public holiday, The Avengers, which stars Aussie Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr as Ironman, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk and Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, is one of the Marvel superhero films and was directed by Joss Whedon.
"The Avengers is testament to fabulous storytelling combined with a blockbuster cast and world-renowned director - this superhero epic is a must-see for all Australian fans and film lovers," John Cracknell, senior vice president and managing director of The Walt Disney Company, Australia, said in a statement.