‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ Top Box Office Record

A strong start to the U.S. summer movie season: “Marvel´s The Avengers” cashed in about USD 200 million at U.S. theatres over the weekend – and smashes the old record of Harry Potter.

This is an important win for Disney, as the last major release, “John Carter”, has prompted the company to take a USD 200 million write-down. Disney fired its movie chairman last month and has not yet announced a successor….

Full story: ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ Top Box Office Record – NYTimes.com.