Hulk Smash Harry Potter
Pick your verb: Hulk smashed, pulverized, shattered. That’s what different news outlets are calling The Avengers’ domination of the weekend box office.
The super hero movie — directed by Joss Whedon and starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson — hauled in $200 million, pulverizing, Hulk smashing, shattering the previous record held by the final Harry Potter film from last year, which made a measley $169.2 million.
The AP says it is “easily the biggest opening ever.” The AP reports that foreign receipts make the movie bigger:
“The Avengers added $151.5 million overseas over the weekend to bring its total to $441.5 million since it began opening internationally a week earlier.
“That raised the film’s worldwide haul to $641.8 million in barely a week and a half, more than its Marvel superhero forerunners Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America took in during their entire runs. …