Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Avengers reaches over $205m in one weekend!

TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count /ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1NMarvel's The AvengersBV$207,438,708-4,349-$47,698$207,438,708$2201
21Think Like a ManSGem$8,106,166-54.0%2,010-5$4,033$73,135,600$123
33The Hunger GamesLGF$5,587,661-48.3%2,794-778$2,000$380,614,659$787
42The Pirates! Band of MisfitsSony$5,502,482-50.6%3,358-$1,639$18,665,941$552
54The Lucky OneWB$5,368,115-50.3%3,005-170$1,786$47,775,060-3
65The Five-Year EngagementUni.$5,029,110-52.6%2,941+5$1,710$19,133,015$302
76Safe (2012)LGF$2,677,125-66.1%2,271+5$1,179$13,080,883-2
87The RavenRela.$2,636,780-63.8%2,209+6$1,194$12,176,125$262
109The Three StoogesFox$1,832,333-64.5%2,174-931$843$39,669,015$304
  I wrongly predicted that The Avengers won't beat the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. The last film of the HP series made a massive $169m on its opening weekend. I also thought Avengers' would equal the opening of The Dark Knight ($158.4m) but it did a lot more than that. Though I did correctly predict it would beat The Hunger Games ($152.2m).
  Marvel's The Avengers, based on the superhero team comic-book series written by legends Stan Lee and the late Jack Kirby, has earned just over $205m in just 3 days at the US theatres. I saw this one recently and I have to say it's a summer blockbuster must-watch! (review coming soon).
  It has broken multiple records which weren't predicted by me and other box office pundits: Fastest to $100m. Fastest to $150m. Fastest to $200m.
  Now many people had this feature on top of their summer watchlist. Even the female fanbase. But I'm shocked it beat Harry Potter's said to be unbeatable record. This has also sparked the interest of viewing superhero movies again which was lost by last year's Green Lantern and the uninteresting grosses of Captain America: The First Avenger and X-Men: First Class. Last year only Thor is to be considered a masterpiece not only commercially (approximately $450m worldwide) and critically (Rotten Tomatoes: 77%, BoxOffice101: 3/4). So I wasn't surprised to see Thor not being underrated in this hot seasoned entertainer.
  Joss Whedon has written and directed The Avengers off a story by him and Zak Penn. Whedon enjoys cult status and is a well renowned TV writer having created Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly along with popular others. This being his 2nd mainstream film he does a pretty good job at it and although his first film (Serenity 2005) barely managed to reach its budget, this year luck favours him. His co-written horror film that has gotten critics jumping is off the top 10 week this list after its 3rd week. It has made just above $45m off $12m and I'm super eager to see it. It will release on May 10, 012 in the UAE.
  This week also marks Think Like a Man's fall off the top (as predicted last week) along with The Hunger Games at no.3. Both no.2 and no.3 haven't managed to make up to $10m this week and I'm sure Battleship won't take The Avengers off the highest rank with its North America debut on May 18. Men in Black 3 will do that though.
  That's enough for one weekend folks. BoxOffice101 predicted that Marvel's The Avengers would made $990m - $1b. Now let's see how much it ends up with in the end...
(Chart by Box Office Mojo)


Bilawal said...

Nisar ! It Already Released Here :S !

Nisar Mustafa said...

I'm talking about Cabin in the Woods, not The Avengers.