BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ Breaks Records with $200.3 Million

Director Joss Whedon’s superhero ensemble shatters the three-day record of $169.1 million by ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2’


Sources: Box Office Mojo

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  1. Sean

    @ghostman I'm tying to figure out exactly what i am going to say about the Avengers in my review, but i am going to do what you had suggested to me a few days ago.

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  2. Ghostman

    @themoviefanatic How's that review going?

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  3. Sean

    @ghostman Oh, that's interesting. I didn't know that.

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  4. Sean

    @thedude1 Thank you for that box office results update!

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. Joshua Hollaway

    @cyn-de-harven It's a guy thing ;) we have to do it. Lol

    3 years agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  6. Ghostman

    @themoviefanatic@Joshua-Hollaway Not all Avengers movie prints play the same trailers. I got to see the new TDKR trailer both times i saw the movie once in 2D and the other in 3D. The 3D showing also had two extra trailers Spider-Man and Frankenweenie.

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  7. Cyn

    MW - the actuals are in. It's $207.4 million total.

    Yeah, I still don't understand the comparisons. Two completely different tones for 2 completely different approaches to 2 completely different Superhero movies.

    3 years agoby @cyn-de-harvenFlag

  8. TheDude1

    @youngrizo Yes that is the official weekend number posted by

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  9. Youngrizo


    I read that was the updated estimate, is it official now?

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  10. Youngrizo

    I love every conversation in the movie, it reminded me of some of the better conversations from Iron Man 2... That's the thing that I like about the scripts, there's movies where once or a few times is enough but with certain dialogue, it never get's old.

    3 years agoby @youngrizoFlag

  11. TheDude1

    Final numbers are in and it actually went up. 207.4 million was how much it actually made this past weekend.

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  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @youngrizo Even the characters talking was on par with the action

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. Youngrizo


    Don't underestimate the power of over saturation to bog down on the mind. You're talking about the acting in Avengers as though it was child's play, yes TDK was a serious film and I credit everyone's acting in it, it was top notch, but just cause those characters were written more seriously or in a more quirky manner does not mean it took more to portray them than it did to portray characters in Avengers.

    The way Cap is the most subdued soldier and most respectful gentleman at all times, where you can hear in someones tone and sentence structure that they are just raised to be completely respectful of others and are from an entirely different era, that's not a walk in the park cause it requires a more subtle finesse.

    Even characters like Loki and Thor, Loki especially there's a special brand of maniac that Tom Hiddleston plays, his villain maybe just as evil as or more evil than Joker but he plays a character who like a child just wants to be acknowledged and respected, most of his acting he does with his eyes, the way he looks at different people differently. His disrespect for humanity shows a certain glare of self importance as well as a general disregard for their ability, whereas when he's around Thor, it's more of a hatred and fear emotion, born in jealousy.

    If you're not paying attention cause you're dismissing it as b grade popcorn movie stuff, then of course you're going to say it's not worth writing home about, Tony stark for instance has to be arrogant, smart, funny and always thinking, so while he's popping off one liners and being silly, he's also calculating, you ever notice how he's eyes barely ever stop shifting around like he's trying to figure something out the whole time?

    I'm just saying, we've already discussed how the films have very different tones so it's not even a good comparison to say no one here will get an oscar so it's not a better movie, and since when did oscars become something we depended on to decide what is a more enjoyable movie? these are comic book films, try as you may to want to believe that the Batman films are something more, they are still comic book based films, yes the stories have more weight but that's because their realism lives in the bleakness of our world, it's not any harder to make a gripping film than it is to make a lengthy action film with comedy in it and still have it be something that might make fans even a bit emotional... have you ever tried to act like you were talking to someone who isn't there? imagine that in movies with a lot of CGI, it's not easy, look at how bland and monotone the star wars films are because of it, because the director didn't take the time or the care to try and get his characters to seem more involved, it's not a cakewalk, it's not "come to set, crack a few jokes, go home get paid."

    But like I said, the batman films are great, Heath Ledger in the dark knight is superb, but one or 5 actors don't make a whole product. look at Avengers, all those actors doing their thing and some people will still say it was boring when there wasn't any action on screen. it's not just the actors, it's the writing, it's the directing, it's the sets, the locations, the whole product, so yes The Dark Knight had a lot of great things, but until people see The Avengers, it is an ignorant statement that some make to say "I know TDK is better"

    It's like saying I've never had vanilla ice cream, but I know chocolate is better. they are 2 different flavors, how will you know which you actually like more if you don't give both a chance?

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  14. Sean

    @Joshua-Hollaway Yes, its probably only playing before the Avengers movie in select movie theaters.

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  15. Joshua Hollaway

    @themoviefanatic Hmm, maybe it is only select theaters. I was looking forward to it.

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  16. Superman81

    I'll tell you why people say TDK is one of the best movies ever, not comic book movie but movie overall and that's because the directing and the acting. No the story wasn't anything super original. But Eckhart was damn good at being Harvey Two-Face, and Ledger went all out to make fans happy who dogged him for being the Joker at first. His speeches and acting during that movie was some of the best ever. It got him an award for best supporting actor when to me he was light years ahead of Bale in that movie. It made you feel for the character as well, it had heart and the script was very well written. The jokers pencil trick got more ooh's and Ahh's than anything I heard out of Avengers. Plus Avengers relied on quirky one liners, the Hulk/Thor scene was very funny but they argued and fought like a bunch of kids during most of the movie. Even Loki, came of whiny sometimes. I know people say I seen several award winners come from crappy movies or movies that sucked but to me someone who amazes as an actor deserves an award and that's why Ledger won.

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  17. Sean

    @Joshua-Hollaway When i went to see the Avengers movie on Friday, the latest Dark Knight Rises trailer did play before the movie!

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  18. Joshua Hollaway

    I'm curious to know why they didn't show TDKR trailer though.

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  19. Nicholaus XX

    @Joshua-Hollaway -- Here comes Joshua starting an argument again! Woot!

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  20. Joshua Hollaway

    @youngrizo This man is speaking the truth! I don't get why people are acting like TDK is so plotted so smart, I meant, i understood everything that went on. It didn't have alot of twists and it didn't give me the "whoa! didn't see that coming!" effect. people just over exaggerate what they like and are ready to defend it.

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  21. Dan

    @youngrizo Couldn't agree more.

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  22. Nicholaus XX

    @bawnian-dexeus -- "Light version", lol.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  23. Youngrizo

    - Didn't feel like catching up on all of today's debating, just wanted to say this.

    To say something is mindless because it doesn't take a genius to understand it is to insult the genius of simplicity.

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  24. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Nah, you're like a light version of him :p

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  25. Nicholaus XX

    @superman81 -- You got it, bud. ;)

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  26. Nicholaus XX

    @ghostman -- Yeah, it's about the same. Matinee is $8, so that's what I'm going for. I guess I'll see it this weekend? I feel like @thedude-abides right now, just replace "The Hunger Games" with "The Avengers", lol.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  27. Superman81

    @ghostman I agree it was a good movie, and the writing was decent for the story which wasn't that appealing. It was a basic rehash of used plots in other movies. I think A2 will need much better writing and story to do Thanos justice. Whedon just used what we already knew the Tesseract could do and added Loki as the main villain. We saw him in Thor so he wasn't a surprise. The movie doesn't any true surprises and wouldn't take any thinking of the viewer to understand what's going on. The acting was what I expected, RDJ was true to himself. Chris Evans didn't turn it up anymore than what I saw him do in CA. Ruffalo was a good surprise but his fans already knew what to expect. Samuel L. Jackson was himself, he plays the same bad ass in every movie he is in. I thought Renner was flat and dry, he capable of better. He was excellent in the Town. I'm glad they expanded on BW background. The movie was a payoff to all those who spent time watching it unfold but it could have been so much more. That's why I think A2 will be light years ahead of his one story wise. I think that's why @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx said its mindless because it doesn't take a genius to understand what's going on.

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  28. Ghostman

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Hell if i know. Depends on where you live lol my theater ticket was 10bucks.

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  29. Ghostman

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx "prolonged-action sequences"? Dude, the final battle is only 20 minutes and is nothing like what is shown in Transformers. If you want prolonged-action sequences then watch the Transformers movies. This movie isn't overwhelming.

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  30. Nicholaus XX

    @bawnian-dexeus@ghostman -- All right. Do you know any places that offer ticket deals?

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

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