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Don’t even try to act surprised that that it won the weekend.
Not only did The Avengers take first place this weekend, but it absolutely trounced a number of records in the process:
Basically it just broke every record it could and broung in a cool $200.3 million. Combined with its foreign take, the film has already bypassed $641.8 million in worldwide gross making it the number one film for Marvel. Domestically it has already passed The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, and has only Iron Man 2 and Iron Man to pass.
Considering the rave reviews and good word of mouth already going around, I won’t be too surprised to see a $100 million second weekend.
Coming in a very distant second place was Think Like a Man $8 million.
The Hunger Games held on to third place with another $5.7 million. This movie just keeps bringing the folks in and it makes you wonder just how well the sequels will do.
Fourth place went to The Lucky One with another $5.51 million.
The kid-friendly The Pirates! Band of Misfits fell from second to fifth with $5.4 million.
As every studio was smart enough to not take on The Avengers, there were no other big releases this weekend. Next weekend will see the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp Dark Shadows project hit the screens, and as much as I like it when these guys work together, the commercials and trailers just aren’t getting me that amped up for this. I’m thinking they’re going to wish they had put a bit more distance between themselves and The Avengers.