The Avengers went and broke all sorts of records again. For the first time in move history, The Avengers broke $100 million in its second weekend, which actually beat Avatar's second weekend by a full $25 million. Does this mean it could be on track to become the biggest grossing movie of all time? I think it will be a few weeks before we can make predictions on that, but it certainly seems like it could be on its way. Being released internationally a few weeks early has paid off as it has already made $1 billion dollars worldwide. Not sure if it was because of The Avengers or because of the pretty awful reviews, but Tim Burton's Dark Shadows opened to a pretty dismal $28.8 million. It still came in number 2, but I'm sure is not what Warner Bros would have liked from a Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration that had to be expensive. Girl in Progress was the only other new release that made it in to the top 10 this weekend, but just barely weekend in the #10 slot.
|1. The Avengers|
$103.2 Million / $373.2m Total Domestic / $1 Billion Total Worldwide
It just keeps making more money and as I know people that have seen it two or three times already, don't think that is a trend that is going to slow down anytime soon.
|2. Dark Shadows|
$28.8 Million / New / $65.5m Total Worldwide
Tim Burton movies have done better and they have done worse. It made more money in foreign markets than domestic, which is ironic since it is based on an American Soap Opera. Perhaps they were already feeling The Avengers fatigue since it has been out internationally longer?
|3. Think Like A Man|
$6.3 Million / $81.9 Total Domestic
People still really want to know how to Think Like A Man…or like Steve Harvey that is.
|4. The Hunger Games|
$4.4 Million / $387 Million Total Domestic / $624m Total Worldwide
Stayed in the number four slot, and I suspect it yet again could have gotten a lot of The Avengers sold out over-flow.
|5. The Lucky One|
$4 Million / $53.7 Total Domestic / $76.5 Total Worldwide
I guess they have been pretty lucky...lucky enough to stay in the top 5.
|6. The Pirates! Band of Misfits|
$3.3 Million / $23.1 Million Total Domestic / $97.6m Total Worldwide
Astounds me every time I look at the international numbers and the fact that 75% of the money it has made is not in the US. Does the world just love pirates more than we do?!
|7. The Five-Year Engagement|
$3.1 Million / $24.4m Total Domestic / $29m Total Worldwide
At least it has now made its $30 million dollar production budget back. That's the good news.
|8. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel|
$2.64 Million / $3.7 Total Domestic / $79.4m Total Worldwide
The little indie that could! This drama with a star studded ensemble cast made 260% more money this weekend than last. It could be because of all the Brits in the cast, but it has made almost $75 million internationally.
$1.62 Million / $25.6m Total Domestic
Oscar is still winning those hearts.
|10. Girl in Progress|
$1.4 million / New
The Eva Mendes indie actually showed up to the game, which surprised me a little. Maybe I should give it a second chance?