Weekend Box Office Report: May 4-6

8 05 2012

My apologies to the reader for this delayed post.  Internet outages on Sunday and a power outage on Monday caused more problems than I was hoping for.  But fear not, for I am back to give both of our readers the movie news they so desperately crave!


Marvel Comics’ The Avengers had a less then impressive opening weekend drawing just $20.7 millions dollars.  The film, which is the first attempt at a crossover of this magnitude, has to be considered a huge disappointment.  Thor, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, and two Iron Man movies that have put up impressive box office numbers apparently were not enough to draw fans to the theaters.


Wait a second….Did I misplace a decimal?  I DID misplace a decimal.  It turns out The Avengers scored the most successful opening weekend in film history taking in $207,000,000 (courtesy of boxofficemojo.com)  Everything else came in a distant loser.

Here are the weekend’s top 10, rounded to the nearest hundred million:

Title Weekend Total
The Avengers $207,500,000 $207,500,000
Think Like a Man $8,000,000 $73,000,000
The Hunger Games $5,500,000 $380,000,000
Pirates! Band of Misfits $5,500,000 $18,000,000
The Lucky One $5,500,000 $48,000,000
The Five-Year Engagement $5,000,000 $19,000,000
Safe $2,500,000 $13,000,000
The Raven $2,500,000 $12,000,000
Chimpanzee $2,500,000 $127,000,000
The Three Stooges $2,000,000 $40,000,000


Will Dark Shadows beat The Avengers box office record next weekend?  Probably not but for my sake the digitaldailyfix.com’s fantasy movie league I’m going to say YES!  YES!  YES!  YES!  YEEEEEEEEES!

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