May 7 2012

The Avengers Trample the Box Office

Avengers movie posterDon’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.

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