Marvel’s superhero ensemble Avengers Assemble earned almost £16m in its opening UK weekend, making it the biggest opening for a superhero movie in the UK of all time and the second biggest 4 day weekend ever.
The film has already taken more than the entire UK box office runs of The Hulk (£8.29m), Captain America (£9.5m) and Thor (£14.05m).
Its international box office take was $178.4 million acorss 39 countries.
Marvel Avengers Assemble is the eagerly anticipated first Avengers film, bringing together some of Marvel’s most loved superhero characters in the biggest superhero movie in history.
The film sees iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow join forces for a superhero spectacular.
When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.
Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins…
Directed by Joss Whedon, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson.