Yesterday, we got news that Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ (or, as it’s known over there, ‘Avengers Assemble’) is breaking box office records overseas and dethroning the reigning ‘Battleship’ from the top spot that it surprisingly sat at. But how is it fairing in the team’s homeland, the USA? Well, the movie isn’t open here yet (8 more days for the public and 5 more days for me!), but the pre-sales are looking very promising.
Some interesting statistics are being reported today. According to the numbers, the Joss Whedon-directed superhero team up film “is pre-selling more tickets for the upcoming release than the online ticketing company sold for ‘Captain America’, ‘Thor’, ‘Iron Man 2’, and ‘Iron Man’ combined at the same point in the sales cycle for each film. In fact, pre-sales are over 1 1/2-times that of these past Marvel films combined sales at the same point in the sales cycle”. I think it’s funny that ‘The Incredible Hulk’ isn’t included there. But even without those low numbers, the facts are impressive.
Here are some big numbers to look at to show just how much the team is outselling each of it’s individual members:
‘The Avengers’ is selling
– 3,995% more tickets than ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’
– 1,034% more tickets than ‘Thor’
– 114% more tickets than ‘Iron Man 2’
– 1,406% more tickets than ‘Iron Man’
And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth’s mightiest heroes were united against a common box office record. On that day The Avengers were born — to break the records and sell more tickets than a single hero could withstand alone!
That’s how it goes right? Yeah, sounds legit.
So, how many of you already have your tickets to see ‘The Avengers’? Or are you a slacker like me and haven’t gotten your midnight showing tickets yet? If you are, then we both better get a move on before they sell out!