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Monday Box Office Report – The Avengers assemble to number one

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Another week of movie-going, another week of Hollywood rolling in Scrooge McDuck levels of cash. The American Box office had only one real debut this week, and much like a hammer blow from Mjolnir on your jaw, it shattered all other films in its wake.

The Avengers finally debuted stateside, and while a nation of traitors to the crown got to finally see something that we had, weeks ago already, the results spoke for themselves.

Here’s a look at who made what.

Methinks that the house of mouse will be quite pleased with the billion dollar performance of The Avengers, as it has easily recouped the budget spent on producing and marketing it, with a Japanese release around the corner that will also funnel in some extra cash.

It’s currently king of the box office weekend haul, having eclipsed the record set by the final Harry Potter film in the process. Here’s a look at how everyone else did this past weekend:

  • The Avengers – $200 Million
  • Think like a man – $8 Million
  • The Hunger Games – $5.7 Million
  • The Lucky one – $5.5 Million
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits – $5.4 Million
  • The five year engagement – $5.1 Million
  • The Raven – $2.5 million
  • Safe – $2.47 Million
  • Chimpanzee – $2.395 Million
  • The three stooges – $1.8 Million

Last Updated: May 7, 2012


  1. Wow, Avengers kind of eclipsed, well, everything!


  2. Kervyn Cloete

    May 7, 2012 at 15:28

    Current worldwide gross is sitting $640 million! In just 10 days!


  3. Theunis Jansen Van Rensburg

    May 7, 2012 at 16:22

    Will this film make Avatar-like money?


    • Darryn_Bonthuys

      May 7, 2012 at 19:03

      It’ll be pretty damn close, I reckon. Current worldwide gross has yet to account for certain asian markets, and the way that the American markets work, I’d estimate at least another $20-$30 million dollars a week, over the next month.


      • Theunis Jansen Van Rensburg

        May 8, 2012 at 13:53

        That’s exactly what I was thinking. It is a HUGE haul for the first 10 days of a release. I also think it will have the longevity that Avatar had and will be making money for quite a while to come!


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