May 6, 2012 in Snips
The Avengers has taken the record for the biggest US opening weekend. Making $200 million it has easily beaten the record of $169 million set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
This means that in one weekend the movie made more than the entire economies of the countries of Tuvalu, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, and the Democratic Republic of São Tomé make in an entire year according to The World Bank.
In fact, if you rank the 190 countries in the world by the amount that each earns in a typical weekend then The Avengers’ gross over this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday places it at #90. This means that The Avengers earned more money this weekend than over half of the world’s countries did. This is visualized in the graph below. All the countries before the red line made less money this weekend than The Avengers. Some of these countries include Iceland, Jamaica, and Nepal.
Finally the $200 million represents just 0.17% of the United States’ expected income this weekend.