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“The Avengers” Shatters Previous Opening Weekend Record

Joss Whedon’s new superhero blockbuster made $200.3 million domestically on it’s opening weekend (over $30 million more than the previous record-holder). If you add in the overseas grosses (Avengers opened a week ago internationally), the film has already earned a worldwide total of $641.8 million.

“Caring for Others” by scott c

Domestic box office, April May 4-6
Title/Weeks in release/Theater count, Studio/Three-day weekend total, Cumulative total:

1. The Avengers, 1/4,349, Disney/Marvel Studios, $200.3 million.
2. Think Like a Man, 3/2,011, Sony, $8 million, $73 million.
3. The Hunger Games, 7/2,794, Lionsgate, $5.7 million, $47.9 million.
4. The Lucky One, 3/3,005, Warner Bros., $5.5 million, $40 million.
5. The Pirates! Band of Misfits, 2/3,358, Sony/Aardman, $5.4 million, $18.6 million.
6. The Five-Year Engagement, Universal, 2/2,941, $5.1 million, $19.3 million.
7. The Raven, 2/2,209, Relativity/Intrepid, $2.5 million, $12 million.
8. Safe, 2/2,271, Lionsgate/IM Global, $2.5 million, $12.9 million
9. Chimpanzee, 3/1,531, Disney, $2.4 million, $23 million.
10. The Three Stooges, 4/2,174, $1.8 million, $39.6 million.

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