Battleship Torpedoed by The Avengers’ Third #1 Weekend

If you’re sick of all of our box office reporting on the mega-blockbuster Marvel’s The Avengers (Walt Disney Pictures) then you probably should stop going to see it so much, because it once again dominated the box office with another $55.1 million to take first place, defeating three new movies all which did disappointing business. The Avengers’ domestic gross is estimated at $457.1 million after three weekends, putting it just behind Star Wars as the sixth-highest grossing movie of all time domestically.

Internationally, the film continues to keep pace with North America, as it added another $56 million in 54 territories to bring its international total to $723.3 million and its global cume to $1.180.4 billion, making it the fourth-highest release of all time behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($1.328 billion), Titanic ($2.183 billion) and Avatar ($2.782 billion).
Just to go over some of the records The Avengers has broken over the past few weeks. It set a new opening weekend record with $207 million, also becoming the fastest movie to achieve that amount, took the second weekend record as well, before becoming the fastest movie to reach $400 million domestically. Right now, it looks like it also might become the fastest movie to $500 million as it becomes only the fourth movie in history to cross that mark in North America. It’s also Walt Disney Pictures’ most successful movie to date, surpassing Toy Story 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
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