Marvel Comics‘ Avengers has set a new bar in opening weekends by pulling in a total of $200.3 million, the largest debut ever and kicking off summer 2012 in high style.
The 3D film has managed to dethrone last year’s #1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which opened to $169.2 million.
The Avengers opened a week ago overseas, earning $441.5 million through Sunday, and its’ worldwide total is $641.8 million. The film has also managed to surpass the lifetime totals of Captain America: The First Avenger ($364 million), Thor ($449 million), Iron Man ($585 million) and Iron Man 2 ($624 million).
Avengers is now positioned to reach $1 billion in global grosses, and among other records, the film serves as the 1st film in history to cross $200 million in only three days of play at the domestic box office. It also scored the biggest Saturday gross of all time in earning $69.7 million.
As for the rest of the weekend box office, numbers were quite low. Think Like a Man, which held the #1 spot for two weeks in a row, has managed to fall to #2 with 8 million, while The Hunger Games, sits in the #3 spot with 5.7 million. Take a look at the rest of the top 10 below:
1. The Avengers $200.3 million
2. Think Like a Man $8 million
3. The Hunger Games $5.7 million
4. The Lucky One $5.5 million
5. The Pirates! Band of Misfits $5.4 million
6. The Five-Year Engagement $5.1 million
7. The Raven $2.5 million
8. Safe $2.5 million
9. Chimpanzee $2.4 million
10. The Three Stooges $1.8 million