After glowing reviews from critics, and midnight shows on Friday, Disney's executive vice-president of exhibition, Dave Hollis, told TheWrap: "Our $69.5 million Saturday, which set a record, showed you can cross over."
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2012
ExploreTalent, a premier online social-network for talented individuals in the entertainment industry, announced a new blog on their news site today, titled, "'The Avengers' Makes Box Office History," according to TheWrap on 5/7/12. The blog, (http://news.exploretalent.com/the-avengers-makes-box-office-history/) states that this week's release of "The Avengers" knocked off "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2," as the biggest weekend opener in history in the US, according to TheWrap on 5/7/12. While "Potter" racked up over $169 million last year, "Avengers" got a staggering $200 in the US alone, according to TheWrap on 5/7/12. Additionally, the movie brought in $151 million in ticket sales overseas, according to TheWrap on 5/7/12.
"The Avengers" was written and directed by Joss Whedon, co-written by Zak Penn, and produced by Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige. The film has an A-list cast, including Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo.
After glowing reviews from critics, and midnight shows on Friday, Disney's executive vice-president of exhibition, Dave Hollis, told TheWrap: "Our $69.5 million Saturday, which set a record, showed you can cross over... Never, ever did we think it would go this high."
Explore Talent is a professional site that connects actors, models, musicians and dancers in the United States. The company posts blogs on their site so that members can stay up to date on celebrity news. The online community has been responsible for new collaborations and business ventures in entertainment. Explore Talent is responsible for countless models and actors trying out for acting auditions and modeling jobs and finding out about various casting calls. Explore Talent also helps aspiring entertainment professionals further their careers with contests that showcase their profiles to members of the social media community. Furthermore, the Explore Talent site features celebrity videos, exclusive interviews with actors, actresses, and musicians, such as Joan Rivers, Usher, Akon and T-Pain.
Explore Talent's proprietary software and vast infrastructure is the most advanced entertainment-based technology of its kind. The site's popularity is based on the fact that there are many ways for talent to network, make friends and connect with other industry players, participate in wide variety of contests and earn prizes for being active on the site. The easy access to a pool of over six and a half million members attracts industry players who are posting every month about 50,000 new auditions and job openings which is 30 times more than any other site.
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