The Hollywood Reporter reached out to Kinetic Analysis Corp, the leading disaster-cost prediction company to see just how much the invaders in The Avengers would cost.
With a total of $160 billion (£99bn), it predicts $60-70 billion (£37-£43bn) on physical damage, clean-up costs hitting $90 billion (£55bn) and the loss of thousands of lives shooting the number up to the $160 billion tag.
It believes that S.H.I.E.L.D., the secretive military law-enforcement agency that assembled the Avengers, is in all likelihood protected from liability through sovereign immunity.
With the involvement of Thor and Loki, there may even be potential to classify the events as an 'act of God'. However, it would be subject to much theological and legal debate.
Kinect Analysis Corp worked out the expenses based on computer models originally created for predicting damage in Japan from Godzilla, Mothra and Mechagodzilla.
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