The biggest superhero movie ever, no question
Captain America. Iron Man. Thor. Black Widow. Hawkeye. Oh yes, and Hulk. When you’ve got a cast list like that, you know all bets are off.
Years in the making, the culmination of various solo outings for Thor, Caps and Tony Stark, Avengers Assemble is a goliath of a blockbuster. Not only does it come fully loaded with some of the coolest heroes (and heroines) Marvel has to offer, but it’s a smart, knowing thrill-ride armed with director Joss Whedon’s characteristically sarky wit.
It’s also breaking box office records all over the place. In its opening weekend alone, Avengers took $207.4m in BO receipts, and has now made over $1bn worldwide. Now that’s big.