‘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]
Happy Friday The 13th everyone!
In keeping with the surreal nature of the day, G4 is premiering their new anime version of ‘Blade’ at 11 PM. Everyone’s favourite half-vampire, half-human gets the Marvel Anime treatment in this new half-hour long series. The animation looks amazing in the 30-second trailer we’ve seen, so it may be worth tuning in if you get home from your night-out a little early.
‘Fringe’ returns to Fox at 9 PM tonight after it’s holiday break. While we’re glad Peter is back in the picture, we’ve got to admit, we’re losing interest real quick in this new team dynamic. It’s just not the same with Peter being an outcast. We’re hoping that tonight’s new episode has some sort of giant revelation, as the show seems to be in some sort of weird holding pattern. Anytime the Observers show up there’s bound to be a breakthrough.
***Update: We were just going to throw ‘Grimm‘ into the also returning section down there and pretend that we did not forget our beloved Detective Burkhardt when we originally posted this. But we just love this show so much we’re willing to admit we were….gasp….wrong. It doesn’t happen often, don’t get used to it! Nick and Munroe are back tonight at 9 PM on NBC!!***
Also returning tonight:
Kitchen Nightmares – FOX 8 PM