The second weekend being out, The Avengers is steam rolling along, with estimates looking to have the movie hit the grand total of $1 billion, worldwide at the box office by the time the weekend is over.
Awesome. And it’s setting one record after another…
It joins Disney’s other $1 billion movies, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1.066 billion), Toy Story 3 ($1.063 billion), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($1.044 billion) and Alice in Wonderland ($1.024 billion).
As jazzed as I am about this, I’m not amazed considering how much tickets cost. 3D tickets cost 54% more than normal and 3D IMAX/XD cost 130% more. In my neck of the woods, only about a third of the screenings are 2D. Hence, I’m not surprised.
This weekend alone, The Avengers made an estimated $103M, dusting the competition.
Dark Shadows pulled in just under $30M, while the other new movie in the top-10 chart was Girl Interrupted, pulling in a whopping 1.35M! Ouch.
Box Office Top-10
Title Weekend Gross
$103M – The Avengers
$28.8M – Dark Shadows
$6.3M – Think Like a Man
$4.4M – The Hunger Games
$4.05M – The Lucky One
$3.2M - The Pirates! Band of Misfits
$3.1M – The Five-Year Engagement
$2.65M – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
$1.62M – Chimpanzee
$1.35M – Girl in Progress