Disney (DIS +0.3%) appears set to have a huge hit on its hands when The Avengers opens in the...

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Disney (DIS +0.3%) appears set to have a huge hit on its hands when The Avengers opens in the U.S. this weekend as it catches applause for pushing all the right marketing buttons for the release. While Fandango reports over 1K showtimes are already sold out domestically, the superhero action flick grossed $260M globally in about a week as Disney adroitly opened it overseas to take advantage of local holidays. Reviews: CNN, New York Times, Ebert