Have you ever noticed how much collateral damage huge superhero battles cause? We focus on the personal war between the heroes and villains, but they’re not simply inflicting damage on each other—they’re tearing their environment apart. In The Avengers, one of the locales that finds itself the locus of such destruction is New York City.
Have you wondered how much damage was done to the Big Apple? Hollywood Reporter apparently had time and some math wizzes on hand, and estimated the damage at $160 billion. And that includes economic damage, etc. They did quite a job of estimating the fantasy devastation, it’s an interesting article.
And for those who haven’t seen the movie, this is peanuts in the grand scheme of massive sci-fi movie damage. The villains in The Avengers want to rule, not simply devastate. But in the grand scheme of urban disasters, this would still be massive!