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Mania Box Office Report: Avengers beats Potter

The boy who lived, falls

By Robert T. Trate     May 06, 2012
Source: Box Office Mojo

We interrupt Mania’s Box Office Report for the following statements:

Finally, Joss Whedon is going to get the respect he so rightfully deserves. Not from the people who saw their first Joss Whedon project this weekend, no. Nor will it be from all those Buffy, Angel, and Firefly fans (already there). The people that are now going to have to show Joss some respect are the suits. After breaking Harry Potter’s opening weekend record, Hollywood is going to have to give him a little more respect and love. Why? Because Joss did the unthinkable. He tied four franchise movies together and delivered one of the most entertaining Superhero flicks of all time. For that, we here at Mania say thank you Joss. And thank you to Marvel for finding the right director/ screenwriter to pull this together. 

Now, on with the box office report...

“It's been clear for a while that The Avengers would be a box office success, though few people could have foreseen this opening. The superhero team-up got off to an unprecedented $200.3 million start this weekend, which obliterates the previous all-time weekend record set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 last Summer ($169.2 million).

While it fell short of setting a new opening day record (that still belongs to Potter), The Avengers was responsible for new high marks in most other major categories. It was the fastest movie ever to reach $100 million, $150 million, and $200 million, and it set new records for Saturday ($69.7 million) and Sunday ($50.1 million) grosses. It also had the highest per-theater average ever for a nationwide release with $46,057.

Through its first three days, The Avengers has already grossed more than Thor ($181 million), Captain America: The First Avenger ($176.6 million) and The Incredible Hulk ($134.8 million). It's still behind Iron Man and Iron Man 2 ($318.4 million and $312.4 million, respectively), though it should pass those movies next weekend”.- Box Office Mojo

All Time Opening Weekends: 

 
Rank
 
Movie
 
Opening Weekend
 
Theaters
 
Average
 
Total
 
Date
1
 
$200,300,000
4,349
$46,057
$200,300,000
2
 
$169,189,427
4,375
$38,672
$381,011,219
3
 
$158,411,483
4,366
$36,283
$533,345,358
4
 
$152,535,747
4,137
$36,871
$380,727,000
5
 
$151,116,516
4,252
$35,540
$336,530,303
6
 
$142,839,137
4,024
$35,497
$296,623,634
7
 
$138,122,261
4,061
$34,012
$281,287,133
8
 
$135,634,554
4,133
$32,817
$423,315,812
9
 
$128,122,480
4,380
$29,252
$312,433,331
10
 
$125,017,372
4,125
$30,307
$295,983,305


So what’s up next this for this weekend? Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows is The Avenger’s main competition. Look for Dark Shadows to do well but expect it to fall to The Avengers. It is the first movie in a long time to warrant a second viewing in the theater. 

The Dark Shadows Tailer:
 

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