“Avengers” Assembles Record Box Office

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The Avengers assembled on-screen this weekend and audiences were there.  The film kicked off the summer blockbuster season on a record-breaking note, taking in $200.3 million in its first three days.

The total blew past the previous record holder, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 which took in $169.2 million last year.

“We had been building this for years,” says Avengers executive producer Jon Favreau, who directed the first Iron Man. “It shows what people can expect from franchises if enough thought goes into it ahead of time. This was no mean feat.”

The comedy Think Like a Man was second at the box office with $8 million, followed by The Hunger Games with $5.7 million. That film, once the titan of the cineplex, has made $380.7 million since its release March 23.

The romance The Lucky One took fourth place with $5.5 million, followed by the cartoon The Pirates! Band of Misfits with $5.4 million.

Grade "The Avengers"

  • A -- Another winner from Marvel (88% | 165 Votes)
  • B -- It was pretty good. (10% | 18 Votes)
  • F-- What's all the hype about? I don't see it! (2% | 4 Votes)
  • C -- It was OK, but I've seen better (1% | 1 Votes)
  • D -- Wish it had been better. (0% | 0 Votes)

Total Votes: 188

Comments

  1. Ronald K says:

    Note: This was based on Studio Estimates. The Actuals came out Monday afternoon and Avengers did even better then estimated: $207.4 million http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2012&wknd=18&p=.htm

    With the actual results, The Lucky One and Pirates! switched places.

  2. I thought Ed Norton was the perfect Banner. I thought wrong! Physically he’s still too big for the role but he really created a compelling character that unassumingly goes toe to toe with the other strong personalities. It’s still mind boggling that to me that Marvel was able to make The Avengers into a movie without it being a complete cheese fest. This is right up there with the X-men movies.

  3. Rick Astley says:

    Hmm, May 7th was when this poll was posted. Today is July 18th. Don’t you think that’s excessively long (2-1/2 months) for a poll to run on the internet?

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