Much as the Hulk would smash his puny adversaries, Marvel’s The Avengers has smashed the New Zealand box office on its opening day of release with a record breaking $1,019,844 million. The result puts the film at the number one position of all time openings, surpassing the current holder Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II ($975,109).
The opening makes The Avengers the biggest opening day in New Zealand history, no doubt helped by opening on a public holiday - ANZAC day.
John Cracknell, senior vice president & managing director The Walt Disney Company, Australia and New Zealand, enthuses: “The most anticipated blockbuster for the year Marvel’s The Avengers has really lit up the box office with this stunning opening – Disney and Marvel’s biggest yet in New Zealand. The Avengers is testament to fabulous storytelling combined with a blockbuster cast and world-renowned director - this superhero epic is a must-see for all New Zealand fans and film lovers!”
The film will open in USA on May 4.