If you weren’t running around this weekend, bellowing “HULK SMASH” along the streets, or shrieking “AVENGERS ASSEMBLE” and waking up your impatient roommates (for the sixth time), well, then you were in the minority.
Joss Whedon’s Avengers obliterated the opening weekend box-office record, formerly held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and before that, The Dark Knight. Samuel L. Jackson got up bright and early this morning to thank the fans, and those same fans have been celebrating all weekend, and continue to share their thoughts on the twitterverse.
AVENGERS blew me away. And the Hulk? HE SMASH GOOD.
— Marjorie Liu (@marjoriemliu) May 7, 2012
I need to watch The Avengers again. That movie was flawless. Second only to The Dark Knight on my list of comic book movies.
— KLEP ONE (@KLEPONE) May 7, 2012
To anyone who hasn't seen it yet: The Avengers, in my opinion, is one of the top 3 best movies ever made. Do what you have to and SEE IT.
— 'Mad Beans' Hooper (@CoreyTaylorRock) May 7, 2012
With Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 now a far-off second in terms of box-office openings, it seemed The Dark Lord, Mr. Voldemort, suspected foul play.
The Avengers made $200.3 million opening weekend, beating the record set by Deathly Hallows Part 2. I suspect Dark Magic.
— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) May 6, 2012
Shame on you, Voldemort, shame on you. It’s time to just bow your head and accept defeat gracefully. The Avengers have assembled, and the fans have spoken.
HULK SMASH (sorry, we had to).