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Sunday, May 6, 2012

'Avengers' smashes weekend box office competition

The first-place movie at this weekend's box office should come as no surprise to anyone who pays a lick of attention to pop culture. I am surprised, however, at the amount of money "The Avengers" took in over its competition -- $192 million more! What I would do with $192 million ...

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. “The Avengers,” $200.3 million ($151.5 million international). (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros)
2. “Think Like a Man,” $8 million. (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire)
3. “The Hunger Games,” $5.7 million ($4.3 million international). (Review by Meszoros; "Hunger Games" overflows with ingredients that should mix together to form a giant hit at box office by The AP's David Germain)
4. “The Lucky One,” $5.5 million ($5.5 million international). (Review by Lemire)
5. “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” $5.4 million ($2.6 million international). (Review by The AP's John Defore)
6. “The Five-Year Engagement,” $5.1 million ($2.3 million international). (Review by Lemire)
7. “The Raven,” $2.5 million. (Review by Germain)
8. “Safe,” $2.47 million ($2.2 million international). (Review by Germain)
9. “Chimpanzee,” $2.4 million. (Review by Meszoros)
10. “The Three Stooges,” $1.8 million. (Review by Lemire)

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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