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 America – The 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:
- The Avengers: $200.3 million
- Think Like a Man: $8.0 million
- The Hunger Games: $5.7 million
- The Lucky One: $5.5 million
- The Pirates! Band of Misfits: $5.4 million
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The Avengers: Biggest. Opening. Ever.