'Avengers' final opening weekend tally: $207.4 million
The Marvel superhero movie actually collected $207.4 million, as it grossed more on Sunday than Disney, Marvel's owner and the movie's distributor, estimated that morning. Disney had said the film would collect $50 million, but it ended up with $57 million.
Sunday morning estimates are often off slightly, but it's rare that they underestimate a film's take by more than a few million dollars. And in the case of "Avengers," it means the record for the all-time biggest domestic opening weekend is now even higher in the stratosphere.
Overseas, "The Avengers" has grossed a total of $447.4 million since opening two weeks ago. Its international gross this past weekend was also higher than Disney estimated on Sunday: $157.5 million, compared with $151.5 million.
-- Ben Fritz
Photo: Actors Tom Hiddleston, third from left, and Clark Gregg, second from right, pose for a photo as part of a celebration of the release of "The Avengers" after ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on May 1. Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images