Geeky Friday Weekend Update: Avengers Sink Battleship To Maintain Box-Office Dominance, Blu-ray Release in September

The mighty Avengers again proved triumphant at the box office, blowing Battleship out of the water to take the top slot for the third weekend running. Cap, Iron Man, and friends generated $55 million in additional ticket sales, while Battleship‘s domestic debut gleaned a modest (that’s a nice way of saying sucky) $25 million‚ quite low for a $209 million production, although foreign business has been brisk. At $457 million domestic box office, The Avengers is just shy of Star Wars‘s $460M total U.S. ticket sales and should pass that within days.

The Avengers obviously is enjoying mondo repeat business, so here’s good news for those diehards who can’t get enough: Avengers hits Blu-ray on September 25 with a slew of extra goodies:

  • Audio commentary by director Joss Whedon
  • Marvel one-shot: Item 47
  • Second screen
  • Gag reel
  • Deleted scenes
  • Alternate Opening‚ Maria Hill Interrogation
  • Extended Scene‚ Loki & Barton Strategize
  • Steve Rogers‚ Man Out Of Time
  • Nick Fury & World Security Council
  • Extended Viaduct Fight‚ Raw Footage
  • Fury & Hill Discuss the World Security Council
  • Extended Scene‚ Banner and Security Guard
  • Alternate Ending‚ Maria Hill Interrogation
  • Featurettes: A Visual Journey; Assembling the Ultimate Team; Soundgarden Music Video Live To Rise

Cool beans!

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