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The Avengers has already made $178.4 million overseas setting several records in the process. Still has plenty of places to open as well.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3431&p=.htm

That's a crazy number! I'm banking on the opening weekend in North America to be about the same. Anyone here on HSX?

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We watched Iron Man this afternoon as part of our Marvel movie marathon. I had forgotten how great the AQ is. The LFE is simply superb. I know The Hulk (next on our list) has some sheetrock cracking bass too.

If I had to rank them by my favorite it would be:

Iron Man
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Iron Man 2

I approve of this list.

I might have thought overseas got this before the States to build momentum for the US release. Sometimes the States can be a little finicky with movies and a weak opening and it all goes to crap like the John Carter movie that bombed here but did decent abroad. But then again, this looks to be AWESOME so I doubt they were thinking that way.

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Midnight showing here in Joisey . Having to choose between IMAX 3D and D-BOX means no 3D glasses to bring home . Seriously wish that someone would combine the two somewhere in the tri-state area .

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Seriously, every single review says this movie is through the roof or the best superhero movie of all time. That is a lot to live up to...I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!
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This looks great!




Lol. It's an actual movie.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119781/

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Lol. It's an actual movie.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119781/

In this week's EW cover story/interview w/ Whedon & cast, Sam Jackson mentions the Hoff's turn as Fury. The rest of the group was apparently in the dark regarding that movie. Jackson stated something to the effect: "I watched David Hasselhoff's Nick Fury performance...and utilized nothing from it".

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In this week's EW cover story/interview w/ Whedon & cast, Sam Jackson mentions the Hoff's turn as Fury. The rest of the group was apparently in the dark regarding that movie. Jackson stated something to the effect: "I watched David Hasselhoff's Nick Fury performance...and utilized nothing from it".

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Here are some quotes from my Uncle after seeing it:

"****ing wow, he pulled off the impossible! It's an amazing accomplishment."

"I should have figured it would take someone like him to do it justice, he way exceeded my expectations, and I knew he would deliver, but man unbelievable. Thanks Joss for giving all of us this comic book masterpiece."

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Box Office Shocker: 'Avengers' Pacing to Fly Past $500 Million Globally by Sunday
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Here are some quotes from my Uncle after seeing it:

"****ing wow, he pulled off the impossible! It's an amazing accomplishment."

"I should have figured it would take someone like him to do it justice, he way exceeded my expectations, and I knew he would deliver, but man unbelievable. Thanks Joss for giving all of us this comic book masterpiece."


So much for the post as to why he wouldn't pull it off. You never know about stuff like that until it's on record. You could have had any of the top directors out today on this and they could have flopped. I'm very glad that this worked out for Joss. I grew up with Marvel when it was happening and I'm glad that Stan Lee is still around to see this. Has anyone mentioned him doing his usual cameo?
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So much for the post as to why he wouldn't pull it off. You never know about stuff like that until it's on record. You could have had any of the top directors out today on this and they could have flopped. I'm very glad that this worked out for Joss. I grew up with Marvel when it was happening and I'm glad that Stan Lee is still around to see this. Has anyone mentioned him doing his usual cameo?

I know plenty had their doubts. Honestly, I had none. I knew it'd end up great. He's Joss Whedon. I've felt he's one of the greatest writers around since the early 2000s. I seen lots of his work many times and thought it was simply amazing. He's been blowing people away on the small screen for some time.
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Was this filmed in 3D? I'm going to see it Friday but don't want pay 3D prices for a converted film.

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Was this filmed in 3D? I'm going to see it Friday but don't want pay 3D prices for a converted film.

No - it's a conversion
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No - it's a conversion

lame. they have it showing in 3 auditoriums: Real3D, XD 3D, and Digital. Guess they are banking on people expecting a title like this to be a 3D experience worth the extra ticket cost.

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I don't know why they're releasing it this way. Maybe it's all part of Loki's evil master plan? That is pretty lame they won't let you publish a review.

Great news! Disney is going to use my quotes for the ad campaign and they're letting me publish my review before the other critics in Toronto.

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lame. they have it showing in 3 auditoriums: Real3D, XD 3D, and Digital. Guess they are banking on people expecting a title like this to be a 3D experience worth the extra ticket cost.

The 3D isn't bad. It's only useless moments are in the night scenes (of which there are quite a few in the beginning). The darkened 3D image makes it harder to see what's going on.

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lame.

+1. There's no way I'm paying the extra cost for a conversion. I'm already having a hard time dealing with real 3D, but a conversion nope, not a chance.
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I love how the US is one of the last countries to be able to see the movie. I wonder why? Countries that will see The Avengers before the US:

Australia 25 April 2012
Belgium 25 April 2012
France 25 April 2012
Italy 25 April 2012
Netherlands 25 April 2012
New Zealand 25 April 2012
Philippines 25 April 2012
Portugal 25 April 2012
Taiwan 25 April 2012
Argentina 26 April 2012
Chile 26 April 2012
Denmark 26 April 2012
Dominican Republic 26 April 2012
Germany 26 April 2012
Greece 26 April 2012
Hong Kong 26 April 2012
Hungary 26 April 2012
Ireland 26 April 2012
Peru 26 April 2012
South Korea 26 April 2012
UK 26 April 2012
Brazil 27 April 2012
Colombia 27 April 2012
Costa Rica 27 April 2012
Finland 27 April 2012
Guatemala 27 April 2012
Iceland 27 April 2012
India 27 April 2012
Mexico 27 April 2012
Norway 27 April 2012
Panama 27 April 2012
Paraguay 27 April 2012
Spain 27 April 2012
Sweden 27 April 2012
Vietnam 27 April 2012
Latvia 1 May 2012
Singapore 1 May 2012
Thailand 1 May 2012

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Great news! Disney is going to use my quotes for the ad campaign and they're letting me publish my review before the other critics in Toronto.

Congrats David!
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lame. they have it showing in 3 auditoriums: Real3D, XD 3D, and Digital. Guess they are banking on people expecting a title like this to be a 3D experience worth the extra ticket cost.

I'll be seeing it in 3D at the IMAX and it's gonna be awesome!

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Great news! Disney is going to use my quotes for the ad campaign and they're letting me publish my review before the other critics in Toronto.

Wow! That's great news, D-dub. Maybe I'll see your quotes in my paper.

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Great news! Disney is going to use my quotes for the ad campaign and they're letting me publish my review before the other critics in Toronto.

That's great news David. Who knows it could be used on the back of a blu ray release also.

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lame. they have it showing in 3 auditoriums: Real3D, XD 3D, and Digital. Guess they are banking on people expecting a title like this to be a 3D experience worth the extra ticket cost.

Well its certainly not needed, 2D was perfect.

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Congrats David!

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Wow! That's great news, D-dub. Maybe I'll see your quotes in my paper.

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That's great news David. Who knows it could be used on the back of a blu ray release also.

Thanks guys! I'm excited. If you want to check out my spoiler-free review, it's on the link in my signature.

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Thanks guys! I'm excited. If you want to check out my spoiler-free review, it's on the link in my signature.

Ill have a look David.

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Great news! Disney is going to use my quotes for the ad campaign and they're letting me publish my review before the other critics in Toronto.

That's fantastic David! Congrats and yes I've already read your review
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Spot on David with your review.

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Thanks guys! I'm excited. If you want to check out my spoiler-free review, it's on the link in my signature.

Just read your review, and I'm even more stoked to see this now.

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Yeah, this movie is looking to be more than awesome after watching the trailers, and I see that it's doing quite well at the box office in those countries where it's already been released.

Can't wait to see this one!

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Greetings! In the states here, midwest and will be taking my kids along for this ride on Saturday. As big a movie enthusiast as I am, I've been pretty conservative with respect to the "new movie-going experiences" like 3D and IMAX. Generally speaking, I'm not a fan of 3D, probably because my experiences just haven't offered enough extra (whether you're talking depth or pop) to justify extra cost. And I've never seen an IMAX presentation; however, we do have a screen 3x normal size here that I saw Ghost Protocol on and it was very impressive.

For whatever reason, I think I want to give my kids something a little different with this particular movie so I'm considering going to the IMAX 3D showing. Conversion versus actually filmed 3D aside, can anyone tell me what I might expect? I guess what I'm asking is what's the "wow" factor compared to a regular screen? And is IMAX 3D typically better than Real 3D?
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