It was rumored a while ago that The Avengers would get a theatrical curtain call at the end of summer, and it appears that it is so. Via Facebook, Disney announced that The Avengers will be opening wide again this weekend, increasing the number of screens its now on from its current count of 142. Disney is hoping to take advantage of a relatively slow weekend at the box office, to both give the fans a treat, and as maybe a way to get the flick that last $40 million sitting between The Avengers and the number two box office champ of all time, Titanic.
But could there be more to this release than petty greed? Possibly, the Facebook page also said, “Don’t forget to stay through the credits…” Now could that mean that there’s something new to see after the credits roll? Another extra scene or a sneak peak at Iron Man 3 perhaps? I’d hate to think it was a reminder to check out the Thanos cameo, or the shwarma gag. If you should happen to see The Avengers in theaters sometime over the weekend, let us know.
The expanded run of The Avengers will be one week only from August 31 through September 6. Check your local listings for showtimes nearest you. The Avengers will then be out on Blu-ray and DVD September 25.