For anyone who had any doubt in the power of THE AVENGERS come opening weekend, get ready to believe…

Based on a press release from MovieTickets.com, THE AVENGERS is tracking at “one and a half times the pre-sales of IRON MAN, IRON MAN 2, THOR, and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER combined (at the same point in the sales cycle).”

Let me break that down for you (luckily, the press release did it for us):

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS is selling 3,995% more tickets than CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER at the same point in the sales cycle.

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS is selling 1,034% more tickets than THOR at the same point in the sales cycle.

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS is selling 114% more tickets than IRON MAN 2 at the same point in the sales cycle.

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS is selling 1,406% more tickets than IRON MAN at the same point in the sales cycle.

56% of pre-sales for MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS are from fans wanting to see the film in 3D. Nearly 37% of pre-sales for MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS are from moviegoers buying tickets to see the film in IMAX 3D.

Ho-ly crap!  If these estimate are correct, Joblo is predicting that the film will open on pre-sale tickets alone AT LEAST somewhere in the range of 160-200 million, if not more.  I think that’s pretty damn impressive, don’t you?  (Maybe, if we’re lucky, that means we’ll even get an AVENGERS 2 down the line!)

THE AVENGERS opens in theaters in exactly one week.  If you don’t have your tickets yet, I think it’s safe to say that you’ll be waiting for Monday…