Marvel's long awaited comic book adaption "The Avengers" opened this weekend with a whopping $200 million, according to studio estimates -- Hollywood's best opening day ever.

'The Avengers' Smashes Opening Weekend Record
The total puts "The Avengers" ahead of previous record holder, the final "Harry Potter" installment "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," which debuted at $169 mil last summer.

The film surpassed "The Hunger Games" opening day by $13 million, and "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" by $8 million.