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‘Avengers’ Opens to Record Breaking $200.3 Million, Dethroning ‘ Deathly Hallows: Part 2′

Posted by YBMW Staff on May 6th, 2012
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There’s a new king at the all time domestic box office and it belongs to Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers,” which opened to an eye-popping $200.3 million at the domestic box office, the largest debut ever for a movie.

“The Avengers” easily dethroned Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” which opened to $169.2 million last summer, then the largest number in history.

Meanwhile, Disney and Marvel Studio’s superhero tentpole has earned a stunning worldwide total of $641.8 million overseas — surpassing the lifetime totals of “Captain America: The First Avenger” ($364 million), “Thor” ($449 million), “Iron Man” ($585 million) and “Iron Man 2″ ($624 million).

The film is geared to reach $1 billion in global grosses.

In other milestones, “The Avengers” is also the first film in history to cross $200 million in just three days of play (other films have had an additional 4th day of play).

“It’s been a fantastic weekend on every single front,” Disney executive vice president of distribution Dave Hollis said.

For full box office results, see below.

Domestic box office, April May 4-6:
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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