Let me repeat that.
A Joss Whedon project has set THE MOST IMPORTANT ALL TIME RECORD FOR MOVIES, PERIOD.
Since this thing has been 2 years in the making, I didn't think it would be that strange when it was finally opened and was naturally successful shortly after that. But here is the guy who makes the type of weird, niche stuff that other people roll their eyes at when we've been talking them to to death for the past decade. Here is the guy who makes the type of weird, niche stuff that that spawns sites like Buffyfest. Here is the guy who makes the type of weird, niche stuff that constantly, constantly (and unjustly) needs a "Save the Show" petition campaign.
Yeah, so now that it's here it is strange after all. Fact is, not sure we would've started this site if Whedon was always this guy and that fact alone actually makes his career seem very special and unique. He should be very proud of himself, we are.
Update: Actual totals have now been adjusted to 207.4 million, which exceeded the weekend estimates! Whoa.