BOX OFFICE: Marvel's THE AVENGERS Set For A Record-Breaking $104M In The Second Weekend
The Joss Whedon-directed superhero epic is not slowing down at the North American box office. After crushing the first weekend with amazing $207M, The Avengers is set to break a second weekend record, previously held by Avatar.
Things are looking mighty indeed for Joss Whedon and Marvel's The Avengers. Last weekend, film has set a brand new opening weekend record with $207 million, and went on to break a lot more records during the week. Now, in its second weekend, The Avengers is looking to become the first film in history to pass a $100 million mark. Thanks to Deadline, below are the estimates for this weekend:
Marvel’s The Avengers from Disney is looking to break $100M in its second weekend for the first time in movie history (beating Avatar's 75M). Saturday’s number is about $44.5M after Friday’s was $29.1M for an estimated weekend total of $104M.
The second weekend record was previously held by James Cameron's Avatar ($75.6M). Meanwhile, Tim Burton's Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp is on track for an underwhelming $28.5M. Also, thanks to Box Office Mojo, these are the all-time box office records that The Avengers broke so far in US:
UPDATE: Exhibitor Relations is reporting $103.1M, still the best 2nd weekend in history:
Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Cobie Smulders, The Avengers is now in theatres!
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