In other subcategories of Vulture’s rankings list, RDJ was
- #28 in “Tabloid Target”
- #15 in “Critics’ Score”
- #14 in “Magazine Covers”
- #11 in the “Most Respected”
- #4 in “Domestic Box Office” and “Overseas Box Office”
- #2 in “Studio Favorite”
- #2 in “International Star”
- #1 in “Studio Value”
- #1 in “Most Valuable Comedy Stars”
- #1 in “Most Valuable Action Stars”
The general list also includes fellow Avengers Chris Hemsworth (#21), Jeremy Renner (#57), Scarlett Johansson (#71), and Chris Evans (#90).
ALSO: here’s the methodology that Vulture used in creating this list.
The Avengers on Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack as well as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack — September 25th, 2012:
- Disney’s Second Screen feature
- Commentary by Joss Whedon
- Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
- Assembling the Ultimate Team
- A Visual Journey
- Marvel One Shot: Item 47 short film
- Deleted/extended scenes:
- Alternate opening: “Maria Hill Interrogation”
- “Loki and Barton Strategize” (Extended)
- “Steve Rogers: Man Out of Time”
- “Nick Fury and World Security Council”
- Extended viaduct fight (w/raw footage)
- “Fury and Hill Discuss the World Security Council”
- “Banner and Security Guard” (Extended)
- Alternate ending: “Maria Hill Interrogation”
- Gag reel
- Soundgarden’s “Live to Rise” music video
The Avengers is expected to set the opening weekend record with somewhere between $185M-$200M, even bigger than the projected $175M from yesterday.
The previous record-holder was set last year by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 at $169M.
(Source: Deadline, ERC Box Office)
Box Office Report: ‘Avengers’ Smashes Records With $178.4 Mil Foreign Debut
Joss Whedon’s tentpole scores the biggest opening weekend in numerous Latin American markets and nabs the top opening ever for a superhero pic in the U.K.
Disney and Marvel Studios’ The Avengers is doing superhero-like business overseas, debuting to a massive $178.4 million as it rolled out in 39 markets across the globe.
Avengers — directed by Joss Whedon — doesn’t open for another week in North America.
The tentpole opened No. 1 in all 39 territories, and posted the biggest opening weekend ever in key Latin American markets including Mexico ($15.9 million) and Brazil ($11.3 million).
In the U.K., Avengers debuted to $24.7 million, the biggest opening ever for a superhero title, as well as Disney’s biggest three-day opening. The 3D movie grossed $19.7 million in Australia, the second highest opening ever.
Avengers showed strength across all continents. In Asia, it posted the highest opening weekends in history in Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Philippines (where Saturday was the highest grossing day of all time).
Avengers also rolled out in India, where Disney says it enjoyed the third highest opening for a Western film.
Looking ahead, Avengers has plenty of punch left, considering it only rolled out in 70 percent of the international marketplace and has yet to touch down in China or Russia, where it lands next weekend. And it doesn’t open in Japan until August.
(Source: Hollywood Reporter)
The Avengers at the international box-office:
On its opening Wednesday release, the film earned $17.1 million from 10 countries. By its second day of release, it has earned $36M total.
- It earned $6.2M from Australia on its first day Wednesday, the second-highest ever after the last Harry Potter film.
- Its opening in the UK drew $4.1M, the third-highest ever after Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
- It set the highest opening-day records in Taiwan and New Zealand, third-highest in South Korea and Argentina, highest 2012 opening day in Germany.
- It’s on track to be the highest-grossing film of all time in the Philippines.
(Source: Deadline, Hollywood Reporter, Chicago Tribune, Inquirer Philippines)
The Avengers, behind the scenes.
(Source: Los Angeles Times; read the article at the source)
‘The Avengers’ Breaking Records Overseas Already
"And the hotly anticipated actioner is already shattering box office records overseas. It earned in U.S. dollar estimates of $6.0M in Australia and $1.2M in Taiwan and $700K in New Zealand for almost $8M from the three countries on Wednesday (alone).
Australia’s opening day is the second-highest opening of all time there behind only the final Harry Potter (A$7M). It is also the highest Marvel opening day ever, 214% ahead of Iron Man 2 (A$1.8M Thursday opening) and 136% ahead of The Dark Knight (A$2.5M Thursday opening), and the highest Disney opening day ever for a Disney film.
The pic playing in Taiwan is the biggest industry Wednesday opening ever, the biggest opening day of 2012 (173% above Battleship) and the second-biggest opening day for any Marvel film (after only Spider-Man 3). In New Zealand, pic scored a higher opening than The Dark Knight and Iron Man 2.
Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner will also not be in attendance.
From the Disney Italy press release, only Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, and Scarlett Johansson will be in Rome for the Italian premiere.