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“The Avengers” Assembles New Box Office Record; Dominant Performance

Though final numbers will not be available until Monday, one thing is already certain–“The Avengers” set the all-time opening weekend box office record by a comfortable margin.

Estimates say the anticipated superhero film garnered $200.3 million at the box office this weekend, which beats the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” record by more than $30 million. It also assures once-and-for-all that the disappointing midnight turnout meant nothing when it came to the film’s appeal.

No studio even considered opening anything else against “The Avengers,” so the second place film was holdover “Think Like a Man” with just $8 million. “The Hunger Games” added $5.7 million to its take, which now sits at $380.7 million domestically, while “The Lucky One” ($5.5 million) and “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” ($5.4 million) completed the top five.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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