"Avengers" flexes muscles with $200 million in U.S., Canada

Reuters News
Posted: May 06, 2012 11:43 AM

By Ronald Grover and Lisa Richwine

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Avengers," proving that five super heroes are better than one, smashed into U.S. and Canadian theaters with a record $200.3 million in ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

The worldwide total for "Avengers," produced by Disney's Marvel unit, reached $641.8 million since the movie opened in international markets on April 25.

"Avengers" unites Marvel comic book heroes Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk and others in a battle to save the planet.

(Editing by Mohammad Zargham)