Not only is The Avengers doing wonders for Disney and future Marvel prospects, it’s also doing well for the middle-eastern food industry.
The film is expected to gross another $200 million ($100 million domestic, $100 million overseas) over this weekend, so it’s expected to cross $1 billion by the end of the weekend.
Who’s taking their mom to see Earth’s mightiest heroes this Sunday?
In other news, Robert Downey Jr. seems to have given shawarma the Tony Stark bump. Since sales of the food item have reportedly gone up since Iron Man’s joke about them shortly after the climax of the film. The after-credit scene then showed the full team chowing down on shawarma, no doubt leading movie-goers to wonder where their nearest Shawarma joint was.
At Ro Ro’s Chicken — a famed Lebanese joint in Hollywood — the manager says shawarma sales jumped 80% in the days after the movie opened.
What do you think? Do you have a craving for Shawarma? This writer had the pleasure of visiting the actual location of the place they filmed the after-credits scene, (‘Elat Burger’, 9340 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035) if you happen to live in the Los Angeles area, we recommend that you give it a try!