They did it.
The movie, which opened in theaters on April 27, has smashed records by grossing $257.6 million domestically and $640 million globally in its opening weekend.
The larger-than-life project also captured the record for reaching the billion dollar mark in the shortest amount of time (nine days).
The scope of the two-part film series is dizzying: it took more than a year to shoot, cost hundreds of millions of dollars to produce and is the culmination of 10 years of Marvel Comics’ storytelling on screen.
The movie features a star-studded cast and cutting edge action sequences mixed with the brothers’ trademark humor and dramatic heft, which collectively, has resonated with critics and audiences alike.
During the Hollywood premiere screening, Joe and Anthony were joined by their parents, ISDA President Basil Russo, and Pat Russo, Editor of ISDA’s leading Italian-American newspaper–La Nostra Voce.
Congratulations, Joe and Anthony!