So far in the box office, ‘The Hunger Games’ has been unstoppable. Our beloved story has held the #1 spot for four weeks in a row, with a box office opening that placed it in the top for a non-sequel movie at $152.5 million.
However, there is another huge franchise opening on May 4 with a similarly large following, ‘The Avengers‘. Moviefone asks the question, will ‘The Avengers‘ beat ‘The Hunger Games‘?
“The Avengers,” which brings together Marvel superheroes Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and Captain America for the first time, is currently tracking better than “The Hunger Games.” Audiences are also showing more interest than they did in “The Dark Knight,” which opened to $158.4 million in 2008. (Its sequel, “The Dark Knight Rises,” opens later this year and could potentially smash both films in ticket sales.)
That would put the potential debut of the Joss Whedon-directed “Avengers” closer to $160 million, which would best Marvel’s top opening so far: $128.1 million for “Iron Man 2.”
So if ‘The Avengers‘ reaches that $160 million projection, it would definitely surpass ‘The Hunger Games’ opening. But, do you think it will?
Do you think ‘The Avengers’ will be bigger than ‘The Hunger Games’?
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