After its record-breaking $207 million opening in the US last week, The Avengers isn’t done with setting firsts, as it’s become the first movie to ever make $100 at the North American box office in its second weekend, taking $103 million. On the way to that it became the fastest film ever to reach $300 and $350 million.
The film had plenty to cheer worldwide too, and globally its take now stands at $1.03, equalling Avatar and Harry 8’s record of getting there in only 17 days, an achievement made more impressive by the fact those film opened pretty much everywhere on the same day, while Avengers didn’t reach the US until a week and a half after its first openings in some other countries.
While Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows had been expected to open in the $35 million range, it ended up disappointing with only $25 million. It’s a lot softer than Warner Bros. would have been hoping and won’t be helped by relatively poor word of mouth over the coming weeks.
The only other new entry in the top 10 was the Eva Mendes comedy-drama Girl In Progress, which took $1.35 million to place 10th on the chart. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel also made its first appearance in the top 10, after expanding onto more screens following its limited opening last week. The movie took $2.6 million to place eighth.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of May 11th-13th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|3||Think Like A Man||$6.3||$81.9|
|4||The Hunger Games||$4.4||$386.9|
|5||The Lucky One||$4.0||$53.7|
|6||The Pirates! Band Of Misfits||$3.2||$23.1|
|7||The Five-Year Engagement||$3.1||$24.3|
|8||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||$2.6||$3.7|
|10||Girl In Progress||$1.3||$1.3|