Avengers Manhattan Battle Would Have Caused $160 Billion Of Damage, Claim Experts
The Avengers – who would insure them?
Those invading aliens the Chitauri in Avengers Assemble caused more damage than 9/11, Hurricane Katrina or last year’s Japanese tsunami, according to Kinetic Analysis Corp (KAC) one of the leading disaster-cost prediction and assessment firms in the USA.
The Hollywood Reporter asked KAC to come up an estimated cost for all the damage caused to Manhattan in the climactic battle in the smash hit movie. Using computer modelling, KAC has guesstimated the figure at $160 billion: the physical damage of the invasion would have been $60 billion-$70 billion, with economic and clean-up costs hitting $90 billion.
In comparison, 9/11 cost $83 billion, Hurricane Katrina cost $90 billion, and the tsunami in Japan last year cost $122 billion.
KAC’s tongue-in-cheek report also speculates about who would be liable for the costs. SHIELD, the report notes, is likely protected as a government agency, and some insurers may even try to claim the invasion was an “act of Gods”: “Most insurance policies have special provisions for acts of war, civil unrest or terrorism,” KAC notes. “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.”