BOX OFFICE: THE AVENGERS Takes #1 Spot Again; BATTLESHIP Bombs With $25M

The weekend estimates are in! The Avengers has taken the #1 spot once again with an impressive $55M, while Universal's Battleship has sunk with an extremely disappointing $25.3M. More after the jump...

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By NerdyGeek - 5/20/2012


Reports from Exhibitor Relations are estimating that Peter Berg and Universal's Battleship has bombed at the box office with only $25.3 Million, in second place. While, Marvel's The Avengers is still going strong at the #1 spot with an estimated $55 Million in it's third weekend. The film has now made $457.1M domestic and over $1 Billion worldwide.










The question now is, will The Avengers stay at the #1 spot with Men in Black 3 hitting cinemas next week?



Both Battleship and The Avengers are in cinemas worldwide now.
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DaenerysTargaryen - 5/20/2012, 7:14 AM
Knew it would happen. All hail Avengers!
jazzman - 5/20/2012, 7:16 AM
Battleship aka Battlesh!t had no chance in hell against Earth's Mightest Heroes. also MIB3 will also be hard to beat The Avengers.
Silmane - 5/20/2012, 7:17 AM
It's really going to be tough for Avengers to take over the weekend from MIB3. Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones. Big franchise. BIg names. Avengers' third week.

We'll see though.
ThreeBigTacos - 5/20/2012, 7:20 AM
Hmm... who knows. Most the public disliked MIB2, so maybe they won't bother with MIB3, and go watch the masterpiece that is The Avengers?
Gnyah123 - 5/20/2012, 7:22 AM
avengers may veey well be in first place till the next big movie comes out which is MIB 3...if not that...PROMETHEUS!
but damn wow!!...avengers made more money this weekend than dark shadows opening weekend haha...
i feel bad for all these movies coming out in May cuz avengers is getting all the attention
im SHOCKED!! battleship didnt do good....it did GREAT overseas...i only thought the reason it was so low was becuz of it being a friday night..kids/parents had school n what not...i was expecting it to do big this weekend but i guess not...
i havent seen it yet n prob. wont
all the comment i read is basically its TRANSFORMERS all over again but battle ships instead or sumthing...lol
marvel72 - 5/20/2012, 7:24 AM
ALL HAIL THE AVENGERS,EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES!

men in black 3 has got a rotten tomatoes rating of 67%,i've seen a couple of reveiws on here that gave it 4/5.

who should we believe? i'm waiting for the dvd.

NerdyGeek - 5/20/2012, 7:32 AM

dmadtroll - 5/20/2012, 7:39 AM
i'm looking forward to MIB3's opening. xD and ofcourse, if they'd be able to dislodgeeeeee Earth's Mightiest Heroes off the #1 spot

well, still Avengers has a disadvantage-it's now on it's 4th week. tho it's still possible that they'd still be the kings and queen/
jazzman - 5/20/2012, 7:50 AM
@TheIrishAvenger

hahaha so true he needs a new agent.
monkeyhead78 - 5/20/2012, 7:53 AM
I don't even know what the appeal is for Battleship. It just looks utter, utter garbage
Silmane - 5/20/2012, 8:03 AM
@Monkeyhead78 army bros, explosions, cgi lovers

movie looks trash though
dellamorte1872 - 5/20/2012, 8:09 AM
MIB 3 will knock it down, just b/c of demographics and the addition of WILL SMITH....he always gets a weekend #1 spot his first week. thats why studios love him!
Wildaniel - 5/20/2012, 8:18 AM
WOW, 25M for Battleship? I thought it would make somewhere around 50M and The Avengers 55M plus.
marvel72 - 5/20/2012, 8:21 AM
the best things about battleship are the following.

1.cgi effects
2.brooklyn decker

taylor kitsch definetly needs a new agent

-john tucker must die (rt 25%)
-the covenant (rt 3%)
-x-men origins wolverine (rt 37%)
-john carter (rt 52%)
-battleship (rt 36%)
DaenerysTargaryen - 5/20/2012, 8:22 AM
Awww the poor Transformers wannabe bombed? Thats what ya get for sucking and taking Transformers as your role model
jazzman - 5/20/2012, 8:23 AM
@monkeyhead78

well the appeal of it is they trying to get the Transformers fans to rush and see this movie.
jazzman - 5/20/2012, 8:25 AM
@dellamorte1872

WILL SMITH been out of the game for along time. also MIB3 only way can knock it off is if they movie is good. nowadays having a big name actor in the movie does not mean it will be a success.

word of mouth makes a movie a success or not.
jazzman - 5/20/2012, 8:27 AM
@marvel72

what about the film score. the music was alright.
Wildaniel - 5/20/2012, 8:34 AM
@CatwomanTDKR

Dont diss Transformers now, lol. Those are some of my favorite movies!
Nav - 5/20/2012, 8:42 AM
Marvel rules....like a BOSS!
soforizo - 5/20/2012, 8:45 AM
No way it beats MIB3. Nice 3rd weekend take though.
CaptainObvious - 5/20/2012, 8:49 AM
Battleship deserved to bomb. Hopefully, this will discourage Hollywood from making more movies based on board games. Only an idiot would actually think this would work.

As for Avengers, good job. I saw it again this weekend and still enjoyed it. However, MIB3 will probably take over next week.
hartley07 - 5/20/2012, 8:51 AM
battleship.....pffft.
GreendaleHumanBeing - 5/20/2012, 8:51 AM
Its Memorial Day Weekend, many kids that were in school now have a chance to see The Avengers (many of whom did not grow up with the MiB franchise). Its time to party!

SonOfStarKiller - 5/20/2012, 9:01 AM
If anyone can bring down the Avengers it's "BIG WILLIE".
NJdevil12 - 5/20/2012, 9:04 AM
MIB3 is going to make money, Will Smith is box office gold and even though kids may not know the franchise, many teens and adults do. Avengers was able to surpass The Hunger Games with ease and held off Dark Shadows and Battleship, but this is going to be their biggest challenge, especially with them entering their 4th week. It's anybody's guess who'll take #1 (I think MIB) this weekend but either way Avengers is still gunna bank, #1 spot or not.
CitizenOfAsgard - 5/20/2012, 9:05 AM
@knossis - if the Avengers gets close I'll bet they'll keep it in enough theaters, and out long enough so that it does beat TDK. Personally, I suspect it will pass TDK long before they even have to think about that.
alucard365 - 5/20/2012, 9:05 AM
Battleship bombed! lol This is not a shocker. I can't wait to see MIB 3, I hope it's good though.
TheLivingTribunal - 5/20/2012, 9:07 AM
Where is the Fulcrum?
marvel72 - 5/20/2012, 9:10 AM
@ jazzman

okay,the score wasn't bad as well.
TheMyth - 5/20/2012, 9:18 AM
That's it, there is no stopping it.
BooYah - 5/20/2012, 9:21 AM
I'll probably give MIB 3 a watch. I liked the first two.
thalidomide - 5/20/2012, 9:23 AM
I love the Avengers but I'm being realistic when I say that MIB3 will probably take the #1 spot next week :)
thalidomide - 5/20/2012, 9:26 AM
@CaptainObvious

Hopefully Hasbro will give up on making shitty movies :P
jazzman - 5/20/2012, 9:27 AM
@marvel72

LOL
thalidomide - 5/20/2012, 9:29 AM
Battleship vs




this Battleship
Cartoon22 - 5/20/2012, 9:29 AM
@greendalehumanbeing lol that gif had me laughing out loud hahahha I give u props for that lol he's actually bringing the party with him the leviathan with confetti spraying everywhere party hat and happy bday sign hahah it just needed balloons!!! Hahahha
Lizardking310 - 5/20/2012, 9:32 AM
The movies this may have been very weak only Avengers has been strong and their taking advantage of the puny competition
marvel72 - 5/20/2012, 9:34 AM
@ bagadoosh

your welcome,you may want to checkout the sequels to the infinity gauntlet.

-the infinity war
-the infinity crusade
-the infinity abyss

thanos even got his own title a few years ago,that maybe worth a look if you can find them.

there is also a comic site called "freecomicdownloads.com"

put into the search thanos collection & you get every comic from iron man 55(1st thanos)-the thanos imperative,i think it works out to about 230 comics.
Unas - 5/20/2012, 9:34 AM
LMAO at Intruder! Old school!
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