The Avengers: Biggest. Opening. Ever.

And… we have a new box office champion.

The Avengers earned a mind-boggling $200.3 million on Friday and Saturday, blowing past Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ($169.2 million) for the biggest opening weekend in Hollywood history.

Backed by incredibly positive reviews – as well as successful quasi prequels such as Iron Man and last summer’s Captain AmericaThe Avengers raked in $80.5 million on Friday and is on pace for a record Sunday, as well.

“It’s not playing like just a superhero film,” says Dave Hollis, Disney’s executive vice president of distribution. “It’s playing like a huge, accessible-to-everyone, all-quadrant picture.”

The film currently has a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, an A+ from CineScore and is already ranked number-31 on IMDb’s user-ranked Top 250 Movies list.

Here is your look at the top five films from the weekend:

  1. The Avengers: $200.3 million
  2. Think Like a Man: $8.0 million
  3. The Hunger Games: $5.7 million
  4. The Lucky One: $5.5 million
  5. The Pirates! Band of Misfits: $5.4 million

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Sex and the City 2 Flops at the Box Office

Blame it on the economy, the contrived storylines, the self-centered characters or a lovable green ogre.

But Sex and the City 2 tanked at the box office this weekend, failing to even bump Shrek Forever After from the top spot.

The much-hyped sequal pulled in $32.1 in three days, far below the $56.8 million the original opened with in 2008.

The film, which takes the core four to the Middle East, has received few positive reviews; The New York Times said it “isn’t much fun at all,” while USA Today slammed it as “tasteless.” On Rotten Tomatoes, only 15% of critics polled said they liked the flick.

Tokyo Premiere

THG’s take? There are only so many times you can find Samantha’s sexual puns witty; while focusing on a quartet of rich, successful, whining women tends to get old.

At this point, the franchise is more about fashion (a lot of which you can find in our Style Store!) than anything else. But is that enough to garner a third film? And would you even wanna see one?

Sound off now, as you check out scenes from Sex and the City 2 below…

Sex and the City Still ShotSex and the City 2 SceneTrio of Sex and the City Characters

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