It took only 19 days for Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers to pass the $1 billion pinnacle worldwide. The film also became the first ever to pass the $100 million mark (domestically) in its second week. Its earnings of $103.2 million shatters the previous second week record held by Avatar ($75.6 mil). The Avengers domestic box office now stands at $372.3 million, and the film is certain to pass the current 2012 box office champ (The Hunger Games; $386.9 million) sometime this week.
Read the rest of the box office report after the jump…
Coming in as the runner-up this weekend was Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp. The 70s TV adaptation managed to bring in $28.2 million. Eight of those dollars came from me, and it is sadly eight dollars that would have been better spent seeing The Avengers for a second time instead. Somehow Dark Shadows cost $125 million dollars to make (some of which must be stuffed into an off-shore account somewhere), and I doubt it breaks even at the box office during its run. Read Michael’s review here.
Another box office achievement that took place this week was The Hunger Games (domestically) surpassed every Harry Potter film. That makes me a little sad for some reason. The Hunger Games came in fourth behind Think Like a Man.
Here is how the top 10 films stacked up at the box office:
|Movie||Distributor||Weekend Gross||Total Gross||Weeks|
|2||Dark Shadows||Warner Bros.||$28,805,000||$28,805,000||1|
|3||Think Like a Man||Sony/Screen Gems||$6,300,000||$81,916,732||4|
|4||The Hunger Games||Lionsgate||$4,400,000||$386,901,686||8|
|5||The Lucky One||Warner Bros.||$4,055,000||$53,735,741||4|
|6||The Pirates! Band of Misfits||Sony/Columbia||$3,200,000||$23,103,558||3|
|7||The Five-Year Engagement||Universal||$3,095,645||$24,405,055||3|
|9||The Raven||Relativity Media||$1,300,000||$14,644,928||3|