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    Even Batman would say the Avengers was fun no doubt and Robin would reply:
    Gosh yes Batman!

    Alright, that was a weird way to begin this. Sue me, I was watching Burt
    and Adam two times a week in the 60's.

    This will have to do with the movie and a little off topic. Observations
    and questions are numbered lets get into it without further delay.

    1. Believe it or not, this was the first film I saw Scarlet Johansson in.
    That's right I failed to see Iron Man 2 until after the Avengers. I had
    heard of her and seen her in the media, but never made an effort to see
    her. I loved her in the two afore mentioned films. She's riveting in the

I liked her better in Avengers, but she was fine in IM2.

    2. Not much has been said here about Marvel's The Avengers boxoffice
    records. Did you know(I base this on boxofficemojo.com)that in boxoffice
    categories our film has thirty-six number one rankings? It's sure to be
    thirty-seven in a week or so when it gets Avatar's fastest to 500 mil
    record! Am I the only one here absolutely enjoying Earth's Mightiest
    Heroes rewriting the record books and who especially got a kick out of
    seeing the film gobble up all of The Dark Knight's fastest to marks?
    For the record TDK held the fastest to 200 mil,250,300,350,400,and 450.
    Sorry Bruce Wayne.......all gone in 20 days! and about 61 mil ahead of
    TDK'S 20 day total. Cap and company are now in 20 days, past Star Wars
    fifth all-time and will in a day probably pass Anakin the Menace for
    fourth! I can see it passing TDK but even I know that the other "boat
    movie" and those blue people are unreachable! I only hope it can stay
    ahead of that other movie that looks depressing that so many fanboys
    are eager to see.

It is doing well. I honestly think it could have passed Titanic as well, but with the rerelease and 3D it brought in a fair bit more. I think at some point Avengers may be released again as well? Who knows. Avatar and Titanic both followed sort of strange roads to their positions. Titanic never caught the world on fire but lingered forever. Avatar made more money, held well and also was around forever. Also 3D helped it a ton, I think almost eighty percent of its revenue.

    3. Speaking of the Dark Knight, does anyone know what was so unusual
    about it's time in the theaters in 2008? It stayed in theaters a very
    long time. That is unusual for any film. Do y'all realize it was in
    theaters for longer than 210 days??? Does anyone have opinions or facts
    as to why WB had it in theaters when it was barely making $100 or less
    per theater? Spiderman and Spiderman 3 had releases of only about 3 to
    4 months and SM2 about 5. Why the difference? 210 days is seven months
    for crying out loud. Doesn't seem fair to me.

I am not sure if WB gets a choice in things like that or not. Theaters will keep showing the movie so long as there is interest and people show up to see it. I am not totally sure why it was in theaters for so long, it definatly helped it pad its numbers. It is a good movie, but I wish I had an answer. I guess the demand in the dollar theaters was consistant enough where it just held on for a long time. At that point it is going to be all it is in as big movie theaters will get new films and will kick movies out to make room for other movies.

    4. A question for those more observant than me... although I absolutely
    loved The Avengers, one thing that did bother me(if I think about it)
    was the lack of use of the designations Hawkeye and Black Widow. I at
    first thought she wasn't called that at all, then I remembered her
    being called that sarcastically in the questioning(I can't spell interrigation)scene. Besides clint being called Hawk at the beginning,
    was he ever called Hawkeye in Thor OR The Avengers?

I do not think so, but I think for them they are code names. It did call them that on their computer profiles when it had the two on it early in the film. It fit for them to be called their names as they knew each other so well. Captain America was not really called that to much, Cap or Rogers was more likely. Iron man is mainly Tony or Stark, only Iron man a few times. Thor is Thor so what else are you going to call him?

    5. Believe it or not, the only set up film I saw in the theaters was
    Iron Man. I saw Iron Man 2 after the Avengers and didn't see Cap until
    last night after a belated purchase of the blue ray(loved it by the way). I don't dislike IM2 like a lot of fans seem to. Found it entertaining. Still haven't seen TIH yet, but will soon.

I think it is still fairly easy to follow the Avengers. Iron man was an amazing movie, Iron man 2 was decent but not as good. Incredible Hulk is the low point I think but enjoyable. I honestly really liked Thor and its story and acting. Captain America was a fun movie that did alot of fun little things I was not expecting.

    6. Alright I am going to close soon, but answer me this..who here has
    seen The Avengers the most times? I saw it the third time yesterday,
    but because it was 4:10pm showing it was a very small audience(I really
    regret not going in the first 5 days). I watched all the way through
    the credits(if I enjoy a film I always stay to the end)and after the
    Shawarma seen I wondered who was left to see it? So, I stood up and looked behind me into the higher seats. Sure enough there were about 5
    or 6 in a group and to the left perhaps 2 or 3 more. I said out loud to
    the folks still there after they sort of chuckled at the last scene:
    "I don't know if y'all know this but what's funnier is that this seen
    has caused restaurant's to sell out of shawarma in about a half dozen
    cities." They really laughed at that and one said they wanted some
    (Shawarma). I WAS EXAGERATING, nobody was selling out, but did you know
    that after the movie opened and that scene became known that in cities
    like Kansas City,Boston,New York,Los Angeles, Denver and others it
    was that the sales of Shawarma at these restaurants were showing in some instances as high as a 80% increase? Funny huh?

I have seen it 5 times at the moment, my record for seeing a film in theaters with different groups of people. I had seen Thor and LotR RotK 4 times up until this. Not as many people stayed for the teasers at the end as I thought they would. Although about everyone seemed to have a good time during the movie. I did not think the 3D added much having seen it at midnight but it did not hurt either.

It is a fun movie, it deserves the success it is getting.

    Well, thanks for listening hope I didn't bore y'all too much, and hope
    to hear at least a few replies. Avengers Assemble!

Seen it eight times.
If anyone has a drive in near them I suggest they check it out there as it was the best experience.

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