Walt Disney Pictures is projecting that Marvel's The Avengers will earn an estimated $200.3 million at the domestic box office this weekend from 4,349 locations, making it the highest-grossing debut of all time! The previous record of $169.2 million was held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 last year.
Windows to New Worlds
After 17 years of planning, fundraising, designing and building, the South Carolina State Museum’s new Windows To New Worlds project officially opens on Aug. 16. It includes a planetarium, 4D theater, observatory and an exciting and collaborative approach to education that can reach every school and give every student a chance to reach for the stars.
'The Avengers' sets opening weekend box office records
It is the first time a movie crossed the 200 million dollar mark with a three day weekend release. The previous weekend record was held by last summer's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II" ($169 mil.), which knocked off The Dark Knight ($158 mil.