Monday, May 14, 2012

So...Um...That Happened AGAIN.

Joss: "What on earth is happening here?"
Thor: "Oh, I'm sorry I thought you understood.
You see, the hammer is my penis."
The Avengers broke so many more box office records this weekend, it's insane. Joss Whedon's first crack at a blockbuster earned an additional $103.2 million (estimated), which is by FAR the best second weekend ever, beating Avatar's previous record of $75.6 million. I'm not going to use the whole superhero pun staked the vampire thing, but the opening of Tim Burton & Johnny Depp's very cool looking Dark Shadows was definitely overshadowed by our guy. Oh, and The Avengers has already reached 1 billion worldwide.

What. The. Eff.

Other new records include: beating The Dark Knight for best second weekend for a movie that opened to more than $120 million (which is a dumb record but whatever), best opening week, fastest movie to $250 million, $300 million and $350 million, and highest eight-day, nine-day, and ten-day grosses. Finally, The Avengers reaching the $1 billion dollar level on its 19th day in theaters ties Avatar and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 for that record.

Box Office Mojo has a running calendar of the film's daily gross here.

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