Entries in The Avengers (29)


‘Iron Man 3’ has Second Highest Opening Weekend Ever to Top Box Office

Marvel(NEW YORK) -- Iron Man 3 is a huge hit. The superhero movie took in an estimated $175 million in its opening weekend in the U-S.

That's the second highest opening ever, behind last year's The Avengers which also featured Iron Man. It also managed the ninth highest single-day gross of all time, raking in $68.312 million on Friday.

Iron Man 3 has earned more than 680 million dollars worldwide.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to

1.         Iron Man 3 $175.3M

2.         Pain & Gain $7.6M

3.         42 $6.2M

4.         Oblivion $5.8M

5.         The Croods $4.2M

6.         The Big Wedding $3.875M

7.         Mud $2.2M

8.         Oz the Great and Powerful $1.8M

9.         Scary Movie 5 $1.4M

10.       The Place Beyond the Pines $1.3M

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MTV Movie Awards Will Be Held This Sunday

PRNewsFoto/MTV Networks International(NEW YORK) -- The 2013 MTV Movie Awards will air live from Culver City, California, this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson will host the event.

The leading nominees are Quentin Tarantino's drama Django Unchained and Seth MacFarlane's comedy Ted. They each have seven nods apiece.

The contenders for the top prize, movie of the year, are: Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Ted, Marvel's The Avengers, and The Dark Knight Rises. Brad Pitt will present the category.

Fans can cast their vote for several categories on through Saturday.

MTV has already announced that Will Ferrell will receive its first-ever Comedic Genius Award; Jamie Foxx will be given the Generation Award; and Emma Watson will accept the Trailblazer Award.

During the broadcast, viewers will be treated to previews of Iron Man 3 and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Here are the nominees:

Movie Of The Year
Django Unchained
Silver Linings Playbook
Marvel's The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises

Best Female Performance
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Mila Kunis, Ted
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect

Best Male Performance
Ben Affleck, Argo
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained
Channing Tatum, Magic Mike

Breakthrough Performance
Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Eddie Redmayne, Les Miserables
Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect

Best Scared-As-S**T Performance
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Alexandra Daddario, Texas Chainsaw 3D
Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Jennifer Lawrence, House at the End of the Street
Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi

Best On-Screen Duo
Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson, Django Unchained
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane as Ted, Ted
Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo, Marvel's The Avengers
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, The Campaign

Best Shirtless Performance
Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Rises
Daniel Craig, Skyfall
Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2
Seth MacFarlane as Ted, Ted
Channing Tatum, Magic Mike

Best Fight
Jamie Foxx vs. Candieland Henchmen, Django Unchained
Daniel Craig vs. Ola Rapace, Skyfall
Mark Wahlberg vs. Seth MacFarlane as Ted, Ted
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston, Marvel's The Avengers
Christian Bale vs. Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises

Best Kiss
Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained
Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman, Moonrise Kingdom
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg, Ted
Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Best WTF Moment
Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson, "Candieland Gets Smoked" in Django Unchained
Denzel Washington, "Final Descent" in Flight
Anna Camp, "Hack-Appella" in Pitch Perfect
Javier Bardem, "Oops...There Goes His Face" in Skyfall
Seth MacFarlane as Ted, "Ted Gets Saucy" in Ted

Best Villain
Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Marion Cotillard, The Dark Knight Rises
Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises
Tom Hiddleston, Marvel's The Avengers

Best Musical Moment
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez, Magic Mike
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee, Pitch Perfect
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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"The Avengers" Stars Will Present Together at the Oscars

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(NEW YORK) -- The Avengers will assemble at the Oscars.  The producers of this year's telecast have announced that most of the actors who portrayed the Marvel superhero group on the big screen last year -- Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo -- will present together.

All of the aforementioned actors except for Evans have been nominated for an Oscar at least once in their career.

Marvel's The Avengers was the highest-grossing movie of 2012, raking in $623 million at the domestic box office.

ABC will air the 85th Academy Awards live from Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 24.  Four days earlier, on Feb. 20, Katie Couric will host an Oscar-themed edition of ABC's 20/20 that will take a look back at past ceremonies.  It will feature current nominees and other stars such as Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Denzel Washington and Sally Field.

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Superheroes, Heroines Top Moviegoers Survey of Fave Halloween Costumes

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(LOS ANGELES) -- Superheroes from The Avengers and heroines from The Dark Knight Rises and The Hunger Games are the most popular movie-inspired Halloween costumes in 2012.

The Hollywood Reporter says in a survey of more than 1,000 moviegoers by Fandango, characters from The Avengers were the top four most popular Halloween costumes for males, with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor grabbing the top spot.

When it came to women’s choices, Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman from The Dark Knight Rises was ranked the most popular, followed by Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss from The Hunger Games.

Here are the top 10 rankings for costumes inspired by 2012 releases:

1. Thor, The Avengers
2. Iron Man, The Avengers
3. Captain America, The Avengers
4. Hulk, The Avengers
5. Batman, The Dark Knight Rises
6. James Bond, Skyfall
7. Ted the Raunchy Teddy Bear, Ted
8. Gandalf, The Hobbit
9. Magic Mike, Magic Mike
10. Wreck-It-Ralph, Wreck-It Ralph

1. Catwoman, The Dark Knight Rises
2. Katniss, The Hunger Games
3. Snow White, Snow White and the Huntsman
4. Queen Ravenna, Snow White and the Huntsman
5. Black Widow, The Avengers
6. Red-Eyed Bella the Vampire, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
7. Effie Trinket, The Hunger Games
8. Selene, Underworld: Awakening
9. Merida, Brave
10. Alice, Resident Evil: Retribution

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Marvel Moves: "Avengers'" Agent Coulson Back for "S.H.I.E.L.D" Show

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(NEW YORK) -- Fans of Marvel's The Avengers got some very good news indeed at the comic giant's TV panel at this past weekend's New York Comic Con: Agent Coulson lives!

Specifically, Agent Coulson, the straight-laced agent played by writer-actor Clark Gregg -- who has appeared in all of the films in Marvel's series but appeared to die in Avengers -- will headline ABC's upcoming show about S.H.I.E.L.D., the government law enforcement agency dealing with superheroic events as seen in the movies.

Gregg appeared at the event at which an onscreen eulogy of sorts was played for the character -- which then segued to a video of Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon who said of Gregg, "He's headlining the S.H.I.E.L.D. show and always was."

Marvel also announced it's launching a pair of animated films: Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore and Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes UnitedRise of the Technovore features many of the Avengers cast of characters and is set for a spring DVD/Blu-ray debut.  Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United is slated for an April 23, 2013 release, according to The Comics Alliance.

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"The Possession" Opens; "Avengers" Expands for Labor Day Weekend

Diyah Pera/Lionsgate(NEW YORK) -- Earlier this week, the drama Lawless and the kids film The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure hit theaters. Another movie joins them at the box office on Friday: The Possession.

The horror film, which is based on a true story, features Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick as a divorced couple whose youngest daughter acquires a strange wooden box at a garage sale.  That box contains some sort of evil spirit that takes control of the child and turns her into a demonic being.

The Possession is rated PG-13.

And if you haven't seen Marvel's The Avengers yet, the Labor Day weekend gives you a good chance to do so.  It is temporarily expanding to 1,700 theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  There's online speculation that it could contain new footage.

The superhero blockbuster, which opened in May, screened in only 123 theaters last weekend.

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Joss Whedon Will Return to Assemble "Avengers" Sequel

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(NEW YORK) -- In a company earnings call from Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger on Tuesday, Iger announced Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon will return for the sequel to the Marvel blockbuster.

With comic fan Whedon at the helm, The Avengers raked in $1.5 billion globally, becoming one of the top-earning films of all time.

Iger also announced that a rumored Avengers-related TV project is moving forward with ABC, and Whedon -- who earned a legion of fans through his TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly -- will be assisting in that small-screen endeavor as well.

The Avengers 2 is slated for a May 4, 2014 release, after a string of the film's superheroes have another go-round at the box office individually: Iron Man 3 hits theaters in May of 2013; Thor's sequel Thor: The Dark World will debut in November of the same year; and Captain America 2: Winter Soldier is slated to debut in April of 2014.

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"The Avengers" Coming to DVD on Sept. 25

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(NEW YORK) -- The year's biggest film, Marvel's The Avengers, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 25.  The superhero flick has made over $600 million at the domestic box office to date.

That's not all.  Marvel has put together a 10-disc, six-movie Blu-ray box set called Phase One -- Avengers Assembled that will include copies of The Avengers plus five other superhero movies it's released in recent years, such as Iron Man and its sequel.

No word yet on a release date, though a trailer for the box set just hit the Web.

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Avengers Disassemble: What's in Store for "Iron Man 3," "Thor 2"?

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- With The Avengers a record-shattering smash hit, millions of fans are wondering what's next for the Marvel heroes?

Iron Man 3 is already underway in North Carolina and Thor 2 will follow that.  But after The Avengers, what can fans expect when the Avenger heroes retreat to their individual sequels?

"The Avengers was not a finale for us," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige tells the U.K. movie magazine Empire.

Cryptically, Feige says about Iron Man 3, "We don't equate bigger with better.  It's Tony's [Tony Stark, Iron Man's alter-ego] most personal journey since he was trapped in a cave in the first half of the first movie, but it'll also have the largest spectacle of any of the Iron Man movies."

IM3 won't be directed by original series director Jon Favreau; writer/director Shane Black reunites with his Kiss Kiss Bang Bang star Robert Downey Jr. for the third film.

For Thor 2, Feige reveals, "...the events of Avengers will have affected Thor for sure.  His relationship with Loki will continue to evolve, and the biggest part is Natalie Portman, and Thor returning with [her character] Jane Foster."

Iron Man 3 is slated to open May 3, 2013 while Thor 2 should hit theaters on November 15, 2013.

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"Men in Black 3" Knocks "The Avengers" Out of Top Spot at Box Office

Columbia Pictures(NEW YORK) -- The men in black took out The Avengers at the box office over the Memorial Day weekend.

Men in Black 3, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin, earned an estimated $70 million from Friday through Monday to debut in first place.

Marvel’s The Avengers, which was the box office champ the previous three weekends, slipped to second place, collecting $46.9 million.

The thriller Chernobyl Diaries opened in sixth place, with $9.3 million.

The new Wes Anderson film Moonrise Kingdom made nearly $670,000 in four theaters over the four-day weekend.  It earned $130,752 per location from Friday through Sunday, a record for a live-action film.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Monday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. Men in Black 3, $70 million
2. Marvel’s The Avengers, $46.9 million
3. Battleship, $13.8 million
4. The Dictator, $11.8 million
5. Dark Shadows, $9.4 million
6. Chernobyl Diaries, $9.3 million
7. What to Expect When You're Expecting, $8.9 million
8. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, $8.2 million
9. The Hunger Games, $2.9 million
10. Think Like a Man, $1.8 million

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