‘Avengers’ Smash All Weekend Records, Earns 200 Million

London: (ANI) The much hyped super hero epic ‘The Avengers’ has smashed the record for the biggest US opening weekend, by raking in 200 million dollars, according to early figures.The previous best opening weekend record was held by ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’, which opened in July 2011 with 169 million dollars.

The Disney film was titled ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble’ for its UK release, the BBC reported. Included in the top five of biggest openers are ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Spider-Man 3’.The Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader, took ‘158 million dollars in its opening weekend in 2008, while ‘Spider-Man 3’ took 151 million dollars.

The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, failed to beat the final Harry Potter“s first day takings record of 91 million dollars but surpassed it over the following two days.

No other big films dared go up against it, with only the British film ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ being released on the same day. `The Avengers` has so far raked in 641 million dollars worldwide.

Movie Review: ‘Avengers’ (Four Star ****)

The pre release hype associated with the ‘Avengers’ promised us that it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime movies which every cine goer should watch. It could have killed the prospects of an average movie even if it was good. But the Avengers not only generates massive pre release buzz but it also delivers on all counts. The experience of watching it on big screen transports you to another world.  The storyline of such superhero movies are often far from reality and Ávengers’ is no exception.

Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D bringing together a team of superheroes, eventually called The Avengers, in order to save the earth from Loki, the brother of Thor, and his alien army. The screenplay is wonderful and it packs very powerful scenes which leave tremendous impact on the audience.

Technically the movie is one of the finest till date . The director could have lost his grip over the film as he had finest resources at his disposal both in terms of technical and acting department but director Joss whedon has done justice to the film by maintaining a delicate balance between the script and the super heros.

Actors like Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, amazing), Marc Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) shine with their performances and hold the attention of average viewer with their mannerisms and other antics.

The director has given ample screen space to all his superstars to show their mettle and skill on screen and all the actors including the villain Tom Hiddleston (Loki) have successfully managed to give credible performances.

Right now the movie is open in select Asian countries. The movie goers in the United States will have to wait till May 04 when it will be released everywhere else including North America.

First Look: Anthony Hopkins As ‘Hitchcock’

The official image of Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock has been released by the studio.

Based on the book ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho’ by Stephen Rebello, the film delves into the life of the legendary director and challenges he faced on during the making his movie ‘Psycho’.

Directed by Sacha Gervasi’s the movie also stars Jessica Biel, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, James D’Arcy, Toni Collette and Ralph Macchio. Shooting for the movie has already begun  in Los Angeles  from April 13. Release date for this movie is yet to be finalized.

Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis pictures leaked, FBI swings into action

Hollywood star star Scarlett Johansson has called in the FBI after nude photographs from her phone were stolen and leaked to celebrity websites.

The 26-year-old actress’ intimate pictures are said to have been hacked from her phone. One, which she is believed to have taken herself, shows her topless, reported Daily Mail online.

Johansson is the latest celebrity whose mobile phone, emails and computers have been hacked into by a gang.

The authenticity of the pictures could not be verified, but sources close to Johansson say she has called in the FBI over the “criminal act”.

Spokesperson for both Johansson and the FBI declined to comment on the issue.

While the FBI is looking to nail the hackers who leaked nude photos of Scarlett Johansson on the internet, hackers have already moved on to thier next celebrity victim. The TMZ website reported that actress Mila Kunis had been hacked, and that pictures of Timberlake — with whom she starred in Friends with Benefits — had been leaked.

Two of the pictures show Timberlake, one shirtless in bed, another with a pair of pink panties on his head; another shows Kunis in a bathtub, and a fourth is explicit in nature, of an unidentified male, TMZ reported.

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