Monday, May 21, 2012

"The Avengers" Still King of the Hill

For the third weekend in a row The Avengers is number one at the box office.

"Avengers" still #1
And the film is still making a lot of money. It made $55.1 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters last weekend and "Overseas, 'The Avengers' added an additional $56 million. The film is approaching the $1.2 billion mark worldwide, totaling $457.1 million domestically and &723.3 million internationally" (Star Tribune).

In terms of all-time worldwide success, The Avengers is #4, following Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two ($1.3 billion), Titanic ($2.2 billion), and Avatar ($2.8 billion). "Domestically, 'The Avengers' at $457.1 million is No. 6 all-time but will quickly pass 'Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace' ($474.5 million) and the original 'Star Wars' ($460.9 million) to take the No. 4 spot" (Star Tribune).

The Hunger Games, though, is on its way out, having dropped from #4 to #7 in one week. I'm expecting the gladiator-esque film to remain on the Top Ten list for at least another week or two, but it will most likely be off of the list by mid-June.

Here are the estimated ticket sales for last weekend (Friday the 18th through Sunday the 20th) at U.S. and Canadian theaters (as compiled from

1. The Avengers - $55.1 million
2. Battleship - $25.4 million
3. The Dictator - $17.4 million
4. Dark Shadows - $12.8 million
5. What to Expect When You're Expecting - $10.5 million
6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - $3.3 million
7. The Hunger Games - $3 million
8. Think Like a Man - $2.7 million
9. The Lucky One - $1.8 million
10. The Pirates! Band of Misfits - $1.5 million

And here are the top ten indie games for May (as compiled by Game Informer):

1. Journey
2. Fez
3. Minecraft
4. Trials Evolution
5. Botanicula
6. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
7. Skullgirls
8. Closure
9. Dear Esther
10. Vessel

 - Edessa, signing off


  1. I am not too happy about seeing The Avengers beat Star Wars, but I can live with it. I cannot wait to see that movie. Only 5 more days hopefully!

  2. I am in love with the Avengers<3 I saw it 4 times in 2 weeks. lol. Im glad its doing so well. its an incredible movie!

  3. I really hope Avengers breaks the record. It is one of the best movies in recent history.



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