The Avengers break U.S. box office records

  • The Avengers superhero movie has broken U.S. box office records for the biggest opening weekend, taking in $200 million.

    The previous best opening weekend was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which opened in July 2011 and made $169 million.

    The Avengers failed to overtake Harry Potter’s first day takings record of $91 million but surpassed it over the course of the weekend.

    The film has so far made $641 million worldwide.