BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Marvel's The Avengers’ Breaks Records with $200.3 Million

Director Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble shatters the three-day record of $169.1 million by ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2’
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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Marvel's The Avengers’ Breaks Records with $200.3 Million

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:

1
$200.3 millionMarvel's The Avengers
98%
Users
399 reviews
92%
Tomatoes
302 reviews
2
$8 millionThink Like a Man
90%
Users
19 reviews
53%
Tomatoes
99 reviews
3
$5.7 millionThe Hunger Games
95%
Users
202 reviews
84%
Tomatoes
276 reviews
4
$5.5 millionThe Lucky One
68%
Users
28 reviews
20%
Tomatoes
143 reviews
6
$5.1 millionThe Five-Year Engagement
94%
Users
30 reviews
64%
Tomatoes
164 reviews
7
$2.5 millionThe Raven
76%
Users
25 reviews
23%
Tomatoes
128 reviews
8
$2.4 millionSafe
87%
Users
37 reviews
57%
Tomatoes
108 reviews
9
$2.3 millionChimpanzee
84%
Users
6 reviews
74%
Tomatoes
81 reviews

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  • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

    @ghostman I'm tying to figure out exactly what i am going to say about the Avengers in my review, but i am going to do what you had suggested to me a few days ago.

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    • ghostman • 3 years ago

      @themoviefanatic How's that review going?

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      • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

        @ghostman Oh, that's interesting. I didn't know that.

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        • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

          @thedude1 Thank you for that box office results update!

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          • Joshua-Hollaway • 3 years ago

            @cyn-de-harven It's a guy thing ;) we have to do it. Lol

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            • ghostman • 3 years ago

              @themoviefanatic@Joshua-Hollaway Not all Avengers movie prints play the same trailers. I got to see the new TDKR trailer both times i saw the movie once in 2D and the other in 3D. The 3D showing also had two extra trailers Spider-Man and Frankenweenie.

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              • cyn-de-harven • 3 years ago

                MW - the actuals are in. It's $207.4 million total.

                Yeah, I still don't understand the comparisons. Two completely different tones for 2 completely different approaches to 2 completely different Superhero movies.

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                • thedude1 • 3 years ago

                  @youngrizo Yes that is the official weekend number posted by boxofficemojo.com

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                  • youngrizo • 3 years ago

                    @thedude1

                    I read that was the updated estimate, is it official now?

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                    • youngrizo • 3 years ago

                      @bawnian-dexeus

                      I love every conversation in the movie, it reminded me of some of the better conversations from Iron Man 2... That's the thing that I like about the scripts, there's movies where once or a few times is enough but with certain dialogue, it never get's old.

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                      • thedude1 • 3 years ago

                        Final numbers are in and it actually went up. 207.4 million was how much it actually made this past weekend.

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                        • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                          @youngrizo Even the characters talking was on par with the action

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                          • youngrizo • 3 years ago

                            @superman81@XxNickTheFilmCriticXx

                            Don't underestimate the power of over saturation to bog down on the mind. You're talking about the acting in Avengers as though it was child's play, yes TDK was a serious film and I credit everyone's acting in it, it was top notch, but just cause those characters were written more seriously or in a more quirky manner does not mean it took more to portray them than it did to portray characters in Avengers.

                            The way Cap is the most subdued soldier and most respectful gentleman at all times, where you can hear in someones tone and sentence structure that they are just raised to be completely respectful of others and are from an entirely different era, that's not a walk in the park cause it requires a more subtle finesse.

                            Even characters like Loki and Thor, Loki especially there's a special brand of maniac that Tom Hiddleston plays, his villain maybe just as evil as or more evil than Joker but he plays a character who like a child just wants to be acknowledged and respected, most of his acting he does with his eyes, the way he looks at different people differently. His disrespect for humanity shows a certain glare of self importance as well as a general disregard for their ability, whereas when he's around Thor, it's more of a hatred and fear emotion, born in jealousy.

                            If you're not paying attention cause you're dismissing it as b grade popcorn movie stuff, then of course you're going to say it's not worth writing home about, Tony stark for instance has to be arrogant, smart, funny and always thinking, so while he's popping off one liners and being silly, he's also calculating, you ever notice how he's eyes barely ever stop shifting around like he's trying to figure something out the whole time?

                            I'm just saying, we've already discussed how the films have very different tones so it's not even a good comparison to say no one here will get an oscar so it's not a better movie, and since when did oscars become something we depended on to decide what is a more enjoyable movie? these are comic book films, try as you may to want to believe that the Batman films are something more, they are still comic book based films, yes the stories have more weight but that's because their realism lives in the bleakness of our world, it's not any harder to make a gripping film than it is to make a lengthy action film with comedy in it and still have it be something that might make fans even a bit emotional... have you ever tried to act like you were talking to someone who isn't there? imagine that in movies with a lot of CGI, it's not easy, look at how bland and monotone the star wars films are because of it, because the director didn't take the time or the care to try and get his characters to seem more involved, it's not a cakewalk, it's not "come to set, crack a few jokes, go home get paid."

                            But like I said, the batman films are great, Heath Ledger in the dark knight is superb, but one or 5 actors don't make a whole product. look at Avengers, all those actors doing their thing and some people will still say it was boring when there wasn't any action on screen. it's not just the actors, it's the writing, it's the directing, it's the sets, the locations, the whole product, so yes The Dark Knight had a lot of great things, but until people see The Avengers, it is an ignorant statement that some make to say "I know TDK is better"

                            It's like saying I've never had vanilla ice cream, but I know chocolate is better. they are 2 different flavors, how will you know which you actually like more if you don't give both a chance?

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                            • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                              @Joshua-Hollaway Yes, its probably only playing before the Avengers movie in select movie theaters.

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                              • Joshua-Hollaway • 3 years ago

                                @themoviefanatic Hmm, maybe it is only select theaters. I was looking forward to it.

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                                • superman81 • 3 years ago

                                  I'll tell you why people say TDK is one of the best movies ever, not comic book movie but movie overall and that's because the directing and the acting. No the story wasn't anything super original. But Eckhart was damn good at being Harvey Two-Face, and Ledger went all out to make fans happy who dogged him for being the Joker at first. His speeches and acting during that movie was some of the best ever. It got him an award for best supporting actor when to me he was light years ahead of Bale in that movie. It made you feel for the character as well, it had heart and the script was very well written. The jokers pencil trick got more ooh's and Ahh's than anything I heard out of Avengers. Plus Avengers relied on quirky one liners, the Hulk/Thor scene was very funny but they argued and fought like a bunch of kids during most of the movie. Even Loki, came of whiny sometimes. I know people say I seen several award winners come from crappy movies or movies that sucked but to me someone who amazes as an actor deserves an award and that's why Ledger won.

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                                  • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                                    @Joshua-Hollaway When i went to see the Avengers movie on Friday, the latest Dark Knight Rises trailer did play before the movie!

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                                    • Joshua-Hollaway • 3 years ago

                                      I'm curious to know why they didn't show TDKR trailer though.

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                                      • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

                                        @Joshua-Hollaway -- Here comes Joshua starting an argument again! Woot!

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                                        • Joshua-Hollaway • 3 years ago

                                          @youngrizo This man is speaking the truth! I don't get why people are acting like TDK is so plotted so smart, I meant, i understood everything that went on. It didn't have alot of twists and it didn't give me the "whoa! didn't see that coming!" effect. people just over exaggerate what they like and are ready to defend it.

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