'Avengers' obliterates box office for second straight weekend with $103 million haul
There’s no slowing ‘The Avengers’: Marvel’s superhero mash-up topped the box office for a second straight weekend, pulling in over $103 million in ticket sales and shooting up to #11 on the all-time worldwide box office chart. ‘The Avengers’ is now the fastest movie to break every milestone on the charts up through the $350 million mark (ten days).
To put that in perspective, it took ‘The Dark Knight’ two weeks to hit $350 million and it took a full seventeen days for ‘Avatar’ to hit that mark, which means that ‘The Avengers’ could soon move on to shatter further records at the $400 million (or higher) mark. ‘The Avengers’ has also now passed the $1 billion mark in worldwide ticket sales, which should send Disney into the black for the rest of the fiscal year.
By comparison, the rest of this week’s top five seem truly unremarkable. The biggest new release of the weekend, ‘Dark Shadows’ came in a distant second and managed only a paltry $28.8 million. That’s far below the opening pulls for previous Tim Burton-Johnny Depp collaborations like ‘Alice in Wonderland’ ($116 million).
From there, ‘Think Like a Man’ came in at number three with $6.3 million; ‘The Hunger Games’ placed fourth with $4.4 million; and ‘The Lucky One’ placed fifth with $4 million.