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Beyond Marvel-ous: The Avengers Smashes Records With $200.3 Million

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 7, 2012

The all-star superhero movie leaves Harry Potter as roadkill, scoring the top opening weekend in North American movie history

By RICHARD CORLISS

Holy Incredible Captain Iron-Thor! Marvel’s The Avengers became the all-time weekend superhero, earning $200.3 million at the North American box office, according to preliminary estimates by Disney, the movie’s ecstatic distributor.

That number not only eclipses but utterly obliterates the $169.2-million debut for the previous record holder, last July’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. If the total holds when final figures are issued on Monday, The Avengers will have reached $200 million two days faster than any other movie; both the Potter finale and The Dark Knight, now in third place, took five days to hit the double nine-figure mark (Deathly Hallows 2 with $202.6 million, Dark Knight with $203.8 million). Add the domestic stash to the $441.5 million earned from 12 days in the international market, and you get a $641.8-million global gross — $24 million more than the year’s first blockbuster, The Hunger Games, has banked in seven weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

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