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“Marvel’s The Avengers” scores estimated $80.5 million on opening day

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- A very long line at the ticket window of the AMC Burbank 16 Friday evening May 4, 2012

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- A very long line at the ticket window of the AMC Burbank 16 Friday evening May 4, 2012

As expected “Marvel’s The Avengers” is off to a very fast start at the domestic box office. Yesterday, opening day, the superhero ensemble film packed them in at the theaters across the nation to the tune of an estimated $80.5 million. Some of those moviegoers waited in long lines to see “The Avengers” at the AMC Burbank 16 over on East Palm Avenue in downtown.

“The Avengers'” is now second only to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” for opening day grosses. That Potter finale holds the record with $91.1 million on opening day.

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Special lines were set up for "The Avengers" ticket holders at the AMC Burbank 16 on Friday May 4, 2012

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Special lines were set up for "The Avengers" ticket holders at the AMC Burbank 16 Friday May 4, 2012

No doubt “The Avengers” will be the box office champ this weekend. The question is how much will the blockbuster earn? Estimates are running as high as $175 and even $200 million. Wow!

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