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Avengers steals $200 million record at box office

Jenna Milly is a screenwriter. She co-created the TBS microseries "Gillian in Georgia." She earned her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a M.F.A. in Screenwriting from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. Sh...

Super powers = super cash

In an unprecedented $200 million opening weekend for the new action hero ensemble that has everyone from Scarlett Johansson to Robert Downey Jr. in tights, The Avengers is No. 1 in America and the world this weekend.

The Avengers

The team of super heroes -- and super good looking people -- which make up The Avengers has achieved greatness around the world today with its number one spot at the box office.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth, this is one action-packed super hero movie that takes audiences on a wild ride.

The Avengers beat previous record-holder Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which opened at $168.2 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. Not even The Hunger Games cracked that number. Well done, super heroes!

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Coming in second (but who’s counting at this point), is Think Like a Man, according to Deadline Hollywood. Bringing in an estimated $8 million this weekend, the story of four friends who find out their girlfriends have been using a self-help book to decode their manly motivations has taken audiences by surprise.

The Hunger Games (there she is!) came in third place with an estimated $5.7 million in box office returns giving the post-apocalyptic thriller a few more coins in its giant purse.

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Kids got their fill with The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D which earned an estimated $5.4 million this weekend landing it at number four. The wacky animation is voiced by Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Piven.

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Coming in fifth with $5.2 million is The Lucky One, the Zac Efron love story about a soldier who goes looking for a girl whose photo he finds during combat. Nicholas Sparks pens. Ladies cry.

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For those looking forward to the Judd Apatow-produced rom-com The Five-Year Engagement, many were disappointed. The film, starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, only earned $5.2 million bringing it in at number six this week.

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The Raven -- the Edgar Allen Poe murder mystery -- also disappointed in its second week at the box office earning only $2.6 million, bringing it in at number seven.

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Safe, the crime-thriller starring Jason Statham, came in eighth with $2.5 million. The Disney nature film Chimpanzee came in ninth with $2.3 million and The Three Stooges held onto some fans with tenth place at $1.8 million.

What movie did you see this weekend?

Photo credit: Disney
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