The movie took $200.3m which converts to around £123M. This took it well past the previous record holder Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which took $169m (£104m) during its opening weekend in the US in July 2011.
Although The Avengers took the US weekend record it still failed to surpass the Harry Potter film’s record-breaking first day box office takings of $91m (£56m).
The superhero action movie was expected to have a good opening weekend from early reviews and customer feedback. The audience profile was much as was expected with 60% of the weekend’s audience being male and around half under the age of 25.The movie is available in both standard and 3D versions and just over half the US audience paid out extra cash to view Scarlett in her leather catsuit in 3D.
The fans got a chance to see the movie from midnight on the Friday with many cinemas taking the opportunity to fit in as many showings as possible over the opening weekend.
As well as the great box office takings it seems that everyone was well pleased with what they saw on-screen as surveys run by US market research firm CinemaScore saw The Avengers get the top audience rating of A+.
As the first Marvel film released and financed by Disney they are sure to be delighted by this weekend’s takings as it is almost exactly the figure that Disney wrote off on the movie John Carter.
The Avengers movie, which is directed by Joss Whedon, has so far taken $641m (£396m) worldwide but is expected to take very much more and of course will be a good earner when the movie goes on to Blueray/DVD.
It is the first child for her and boyfriend Aaron Barnham although she already has a son Zachary who is 4-years old by an earlier partner Dean Cox.
Mother and baby boy are both said to be doing well according to Stacey’s press agent Max Clifford who announced the birth via Twitter. He wrote: ‘Congratulations to our lovely client @5taceysolomon who gave birth to a baby boy earlier today, both baby and mum are doing well.’
Stacey and Aaron got engaged last December after he proposed following a romantic carriage ride through Central Park in New York.
Stacey’s latest series is the dating show The Love Machine, currently showing on Sky Living. She presents the series together with DJ Chris Moyles.
No name has yet been released for Stacey and Aaron’s new baby boy.