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"Avengers" Destruction Costs A Pretty Penny

By Garth Franklin Friday May 11th 2012 03:04AM

Disaster assessment firm Kinetic Analysis Corp has estimated that the hypothetical economic cost of repairing the damage done to midtown Manhattan in "The Avengers" would come in at a staggering $160 billion says The Hollywood Reporter.

In a grim and somewhat distasteful comparison, the cleanup costs of Hurricane Katrina were $90 billion while the Japan tsunami was $122 billion.

On a lighter note though, Kinetics says the liability for the damage would be difficult to place as "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."

The factoid comes after a report in Vulture earlier this week which clocked the screen time of each character in the film with Captain America and Iron Man scoring 37 minutes each, Black Widow gets 33.5 minutes, Bruce Banner is shown for 28 minutes, Thor has 26 minutes, and Hawkeye has just under 13 minutes.

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