The Avengers Trample the Box Office

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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:

  • Biggest opening weekend
  •  Biggest Weekend
  •  Fastest to $200 million
  •  Biggest midnight opening for a superhero movie
  •  Biggest Saturday
  •  Biggest Sunday

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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