Analysts: Damage to New York City in “The Avengers” Would Have Topped $160 Billion


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The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(LOS ANGELES) — New York City blocks are blown up in the blockbuster film The Avengers. The climactic battle between the superhero team and the god-like Loki and his alien army sees countless cars destroyed, Grand Central Terminal wrecked, skyscrapers shattered, and tons of alien hardware littering Midtown Manhattan.

Analysts crunched the numbers and determined the price tag for the battle would have topped $160 billion — more than the financial damage of Hurricane Katrina, the Japanese tsunami, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to The Hollywood Reporter who wanted to know what all that damage would cost.

Cheekily, the disaster cost prediction and assessment firm Kinetic Analysis Corp.’s report adds, “Given the involvement of individuals considered deities in some cultures (Thor, Loki), there is even the potential to classify the event as an ‘act of God,’ though that designation would be subject to strenuous theological and legal debate.”

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