The Avengers continued its triumphant box office reign this weekend, breaking more records, nearly overtaking Hunger Games to be the top money maker of the year so far, and leaving Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's Dark Shadows to languish in a depressing, money-losing second place.
With $103 million banked this weekend, Avengers easily secured largest second weekend ever ahead of Avatar's $75 million record. Sweeping to $373 million in domestic sales it took the record for fastest movie to reach $300 million and $350 million, and crossed into the $1 billion range in overall international sales.
Dark Shadows, reported to have run up a budget of $150 million, slumped into a distant second place with just $28 million. With little more than $65 million total world-wide, the mediocre vampiric dark comedy is set to suck its way into the box office graveyard.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has the kind of obscure title that scares away most American audiences but thanks to having more amazing British actors than you can shake a crumpet at, snuck into the number eight spot while only showing in 180 theaters. Opening this weekend, also in small release, Lions Gate's Girl In Progress eeked out a tenth place debut with just $1.3 million in 300 theaters.
For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:
|Marvel's The Avengers||$103,163,000||Total: $373,182,000||LW: 1 WR: 2|
|Dark Shadows *||$28,805,000||Total: $28,805,000||LW: N WR: 1|
|Think Like a Man||$6,300,000||Total: $81,917,000||LW: 2 WR: 4|
|The Hunger Games||$4,400,000||Total: $386,902,000||LW: 3 WR: 8|
|The Lucky One||$4,055,000||Total: $53,721,000||LW: 5 WR: 4|
|The Pirates! Band of Misfits||$3,200,000||Total: $23,104,000||LW: 4 WR: 3|
|The Five-Year Engagement||$3,100,000||Total: $24,377,000||LW: 6 WR: 3|
|The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||$2,650,000||Total: $3,723,000||LW: 16 WR: 2|
|Chimpanzee||$1,624,000||Total: $25,586,000||LW: 9 WR: 4|
|Girl in Progress *||$1,350,000||Total: $1,350,000||LW: N WR: 1|
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