The Avengers superhero movie has cracked the record for the main US opening weekend, charming $200m, early figures show. The Disney film was called Marvel Avengers Assemble for its UK release. The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, failed to hit the final Harry Potter's first day takings evidence of $91m but surpassed it over the subsequent two days.
The earlier best opening weekend was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which opened in July 2011 with $169m. No additional big films dared go up next to it, with merely the British film the most excellent Exotic Marigold Hotel being released on the same day.