Thursday, May 3, 2012
Movie Preview - May 2012
May 4th - 6th - It's here! After literally years of anticipation, the wait for The Avengers will finally end as it is released on Star Wars Day, May the 4th. We've all been waiting patiently and impatiently ever since Nick Fury showed up in the after-the-credits scene of Iron Man back four years ago in 2008. It is quite the huge risk for Marvel to do what it has done, being that they have released 5 movies to prepare for this one and built the anticipation for that long. That strategy would turn the Avengers into either the biggest bust of all time or the biggest success of all time. And luckily for both the makers of the movie and the fans, it looks to be the latter. Early reviews started showing up early in April and on top of that, most of the world got the movie this past weekend and people love it. Many are calling it the best comic book movie of all time. It has exceeded many people's extremely high expectations, and that is impressive. All the hype and build up will lead it to a huge opening weekend, one that could break the Harry Potter finale's opening weekend record. Great word of mouth and popularity could cause a great hold that will propel it to at least 400M domestically and even a total in the 500M club wouldn't surprise me at all. Reports are that it has already made $218M internationally in just a few days in theaters.