Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Avengers sets record for opening weekend with over $200 million *UPDATE*

Yep, you read that right. The latest super hero flick, The Avengers, set a new record for opening weekend box office.  In just 3 days it has grossed an estimated $200.3 million domestically.  $80.5 million of that take was on Friday alone, making it the second highest single day total.  Saturday brought in another $69.7 million for The Avengers, making it the largest Saturday total of all time.  These numbers are all without the international totals, which have set records as well.  It'll be interesting to see how The Dark Knight Rises responds later this year.

UPDATE: The film grossed more than studio estimates, and finished with a 3 day total of  $207.4 million.  Wow. Already setting for best Saturday of all time, it also set the record for best Sunday of all time. 

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