Box Office Results · May 07, 2012
‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ smashed almost every Box Office record in its path over the weekend.
Joss Whedon’s ensemble comic book masterpiece pulled in $200.3M in three days! Easily breaking the opening weekend record. The final chapter in the Harry Potter series had held the record, after conjuring up a $169.2M opening last summer.
In addition to breaking the best opening weekend record, ‘The Avengers’ took the title of second-best opening day, behind ‘Deathly Hallows — Part 2’, after earning $80.5M on Friday. Oh, don’t forget to add to the list that the adaptation broke the record for the biggest Saturday gross and experts predict it will break the record for the biggest Sunday gross as well.
But, you don’t have to be a Tony Stark-level genius to realize that the combination of Marvel Universe All-Stars, Joss Whedon, and incredible CGI effects would equal Box Office gold. Just look at the earnings for the first and second place movies – there is a difference of about $190 million dollars?! That’s crazy!! No one was seeing anything other than ‘The Avengers‘ this weekend!
This is a great start to the Summer Movie Season… and judging from the previews running before ‘The Avengers’ we are going to be spending a lot of time in the theatres this summer.
Here is the estimated breakdown of the weekend totals:
|TW||LW||Movie Title||Weekend Gross||Total Gross||Week|
|1||–||Marvel’s The Avengers||$200,300,000||$200,300,000||1|
|2||1||Think Like a Man||$8,000,000||$73,029,000||3|
|3||3||The Hunger Games||$5,700,000||$380,727,000||7|
|4||4||The Lucky One||$5,510,000||$47,917,000||3|
|5||2||The Pirates! Band of Misfits||$5,400,000||$18,563,000||2|
|6||5||The Five-Year Engagement||$5,100,000||$19,200,000||2|
|10||9||The Three Stooges||$1,800,000||$39,637,000||4|
[Image Credit: Marvel Studios]
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