US box office 4-6 May 2012

Domestic US Box Office 4-6 May 2012

# Movie title Studio Weeks in release 3 Day Weekend $ Total $
1 NEW The Avengers Buena Vista NEW $207 million $207 million
2 \/ Think Like A Man Screen Gems 3 $8.1 million $73.1 million
3 – The Hunger Games Lionsgate 7 $5.6 million $380 million
4 \/ The Pirates!  Band of Misfits Sony 2 $5.5 million $18.7 million
5 \/ The Lucky One Warner Brothers 3 $5.4 million $47.8 million
6 \/ The Five-Year Engagement Universal 2 $5 million $19.1 million
7 \/ Safe Lionsgate 2 $2.7 million $13 million
8 \/ The Raven Relativity 2 $2.6 million $12.2 million
9 \/ Chimpanzee Buena Vista 3 $2.5 million $23.1 million
10 \/ The Three Stooges Fox 4 $1.8 million $39.7 million

Nothing more can be said about the success of ‘The Avengers’ – money talks and bullshit walks.

‘The Avengers’ had a budget of $220 million plus marketing costs and it has made most that back in it’s opening weekend at the US box office.  When you add overseas box office the current haul for the superhero epic sits at $654 million. 

With a $1 billion dollars in sight, it puts Disney’s $4 billion dollar purchase of Marvel in 2009 in perspective as a decent investment when considering future Marvel films, merchandising and media.

The highest grossing superhero film of all time is ‘The Dark Knight’ with $533 million and the highest grossing film of all time is still ‘Avatar’ with $760 million.  Can ‘The Avengers’ go all the way?

Below is a list of some of the records ‘The Avengers’ broke at the US box office:

Single day Saturday gross

Single day Sunday gross

Theatre averages (wide release)

Theatre averages (opening weekend)

Opening weekend

Opening weekend May

Top 3-day grosses

Rated PG-13 opening weekend

Fastest to $100 million

Fastest to $150 million

Fastest to #200 million

Total studio grosses from new releases in 2012 as of 7 May 2012

# Studio # films released Cume
1 Universal 7 $512.1 million
2 Lionsgate 6 $498.8 million
3 Screen Gems Sony/Columbia 6 $459.3 million
4 Disney/Buena Vista 5 $365.4 million
5 Warner Brothers 6 $317.9 million
6 Fox 5 $251.9 million
7 Relativity 4 $161.1 million
8 Paramount/Dreamworks 3 $128.7 million
9 Open Road Films 2 $64.4 million
10 CBS Films 2 $62.5 million
11 Summit 2 $51.7 million
12 Weinstein Company 4 $4.4 million

All stats from Box Office Mojo.

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