Racing previous all projections, walt disney and Marvel Studios’ The Avengers grossed $80.5 million dollars on Friday, the 2nd greatest solo morning of all time in the domestic box office.
Joss Whedon‘s three dimensional superhero extravaganzas also earned a glowing Cinema Score from moviegoers. during Friday, Avengers was on pace to gross $65 million dollars to $70 million dollars for that day, but quantities shot up due to a late evening surge in traffic. Continue reading →
Talking about superheroes, the most impressive image must be the special-tailored superhero costumes. They are always dressed up in zentai costume, colorful facemask and also equipped with their weapons. The most familiar superheroes are spiderman, superman, Batman and lately revealed Green Lantern. The good news is that not long before there will be a new hero come to us—the “Captain America”.
All due respect to the Norse legend and the whole God of Thunder thing, Thor has always seemed like a B-lister among comic book superheroes — nowhere near as complex and compelling and prone to dark moments as the Supermen and Batmen and Spideys.
And the good news is: Thanks in large part to a charming, funny and winning performance from Australian actor Chris Hemsworth in the title role, the big-screen version of “Thor” is the most entertaining superhero debut since the original “Spider-Man.” Director Kenneth Branagh brings his Shakespearean cred to the table, but he balances the speechifying about loyalty and betrayal and father-son issues with breathtaking action sequences, dazzling special effects and some wickedly funny moments as well. (We even get at least two references to “The Avengers.”) The result is wall-to-wall entertainment that sets the bar high for the 2011 summer superhero season.