Friday Box Office – THE AVENGERS Amass an Amazing $80.5 Million for the Second-Highest Debut of All-Time!

     May 5, 2012

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It’s official. The Avengers is a monster. After earning a reported $18.7 million at midnight, Marvel’s long-awaited superhero mash-up posted an estimated $80.5 million on its opening day in 4,349 locations. That is second only to the $91 million of 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. In terms of its three-day prospects, The Avengers is set to challenge the aforementioned boy wizard for first place in the All-Time weekend race. The number to beat there is $169.1 million – completely do-able for these critically-lauded superheroes considering they have 77% of America’s screens all to themselves. Meanwhile, Tony Stark and company have already taken in an enormous $304 million since opening internationally last week.  That means that the Disney/Marvel release will likely pass $500 worldwide by the end of this weekend.  And they said Joss Whedon was worried!  Full details tomorrow…

Title Friday Total
1 The Avengers $80,500,000 $80.5
2 Think Like A Man $2,700,000 $57.7
3 The Lucky One $2,000,000 $44.3
4 The Five-Year Engagement $1,700,000 $15.8
5 The Hunger Games $1,625,000 $376.6
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