Marvel Avengers Assemble has taken an incredible £2.5 million at the UK box office on its opening day. Fans flocked to see the hugely anticipated superhero movie making it the 3rd biggest Thursday opening of all time. The huge demand across the country to see the film has also led to additional screenings being put on to keep up with demand.
1) STAR WARS III: REVENGE OF THE SITH – May 19th 2005: £3,509,547.
2) HARRY POTTER AND ORDER OF THE PHOENIX – July 12th 2007: £3,486,348.
3) AVENGERS ASSEMBLE – April 26th 2011: £2,547,617
Marvel Avengers Assemble has also seen record-breaking openings across Europe and Australia saw their second highest opening of all-time, behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
UK press are calling Marvel Avengers Assemble “spectacular” and “the first blockbuster of the year”:
· “phenomenal,” The Sun, 5 stars
· “the best comic book movie ever made” The Daily Star, 10/10
· ‘Avengers Assemble has emerged as the smartest, wittiest, and most unapologetically entertaining comic-book adaptation of the modern era.’ The Times, 5 stars
· “fantastic superhero entertainment,” Sunday Mirror, 5 stars
· “supremely entertaining,” Heat, 5 stars
· ‘All kinds of awesomeness goes down!’ Nuts 5 stars
Film fans have added their excitement and overwhelming support. Comments from a recent exclusive screening for fans:
· “Watched Avengers today and was left speechless afterwards. Joss Whedon I salute you for this masterpiece. “
· “AVENGERS ASSEMBLE is the best comic book movie I’ve ever seen! GO SEE IT OR SUCK!”
· “Greatest Movie Ever! Just got out of @Marvel ‘s early Fan Screening of the @Avengers! Loved it from start to finish.”
· “Just got back from the fan screening of the #Avengers It’s sooo good! I urge all to see it when it comes out!”
· “I went to an advanced fan screening of the @AvengersAssemble . It was perfect. Absolutely perfect.”
Marvel Avengers Assemble is the eagerly anticipated first Avengers film, bringing together some of Marvel’s most loved superhero characters in the biggest superhero movie in history. Directed by Joss Whedon, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel Avengers Assemble” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.