|Who's that? The second best film to open on a Friday.|
The superhero flick The Avengers enjoyed the second-largest opening day ever on Friday, pulling in $80.5 million, which trails only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which made $91.1 million on its first day. If all goes well, however, Disney’s comic-book adaptation may have another way to demonstrate that the film is the antithesis of John Carter: by beating the $169.2 million opening-weekend record set by the Potter movie.
The Avengers features Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson among its cast of do-gooders who team up to fight a villain intent on enslaving humanity. Duh.