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This weekend Avengers blew past the $500 million mark domestically. It did so a full 9 days faster than the previous record holder Avatar (and an amazing 22 DAYS faster than Dark Knight). But sadly this means the movie's run up the box office chart is just about over.

Within the next week it will take the #3 spot on both the domestic and worldwide charts (from Dark Knight in the U.S. and the Last Harry Potter movie worldwide).

Beyond that it faces two movies (Avatar and Titanic) that both benefited from re-releases which counted towards their totals (which is crazy in Titanic's case since the re-release took place 15 years later).

Not fair but that's how things are counted. So Avengers will likely have to settle for #3. I don't know about the rest of you but for this Avengers fan it was an awesome ride watching it get there.

(For the record the film will still probably pull in another $100 million domestically and a few hundred million worldwide but that won't be enough to make the difference)


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    This weekend Avengers blew past the $500 million mark domestically. It did so a full 9 days faster than the previous record holder Avatar (and an amazing 22 DAYS faster than Dark Knight). But sadly this means the movie's run up the box office chart is just about over.


Yup, the thing is the movie will pass the Dark Knight this week, and given that it is the first month that it has been out I think it is very possible that it could hit $600 million plus domestically. Which would be really cool.


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    Within the next week it will take the #3 spot on both the domestic and worldwide charts (from Dark Knight in the U.S. and the Last Harry Potter movie worldwide).


Yup


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    Beyond that it faces two movies (Avatar and Titanic) that both benefited from re-releases which counted towards their totals (which is crazy in Titanic's case since the re-release took place 15 years later).


Was Avatar re-released? Both of those movies also had very unusual runs. Titanic did not have a strong opening but was in theaters forever. It did a good job at holding on and bringing in a consistant amount but it was in theaters for over a year. The re-release on the big anniversary of the Titanic helped secure its position on the list with 3D money. I think if Avengers can pass the initial number it is pretty special. Avengers may be re-released one day as well.

Avatar was an interesting movie. Very pretty movie with a standard story, but it was enjoyable. It benefited the most of any movie I know of from 3D sales. I think that helped account for near 70-80% of the money it made. Not that it does not count, because Avengers got help from this as well, but the ratio was not as skewed. Also this movie held very well for a while and was out forever.


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    Not fair but that's how things are counted. So Avengers will likely have to settle for #3. I don't know about the rest of you but for this Avengers fan it was an awesome ride watching it get there.


It is a good place to be I think. Maybe someday it will get another go to jump higher. The two Cameron movies are honestly really odd movies with how they made their money. very different than most of the other films on the list. They just kept making a fair bit of money for a long time. And they were out forever.


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    (For the record the film will still probably pull in another $100 million domestically and a few hundred million worldwide but that won't be enough to make the difference)


No but I think if it jumps Titanics original run number it is very meaningful IMO. The Star Wars Episode 1 jumped alot based on rerelease, and I think the original Star Wars has as well (although I love that one so I am happy it is stil up there). So it would virtually take the number 2 spot. It definatly will not make the number 1 spot. I am not sure what sort of movie will do that. Both got monstrous numbers overseas that Avengers will never hope to reach. But domestically, I am not sure what can do it. Avengers pretty much had everything going for it and had the biggest opening, second week ever. It is still outpacing Avatar and Titanic but I am doubtful that Avengers will be in theaters for another year.

I imagine Marvel will let it sit out there and make money for as long as they can, Dark Knight did a similar thing and why not, probably even after it is out on DVD or Blu Ray it will be in dollar theaters bringing in small amounts of money to help the total. But upfront on the biggest dollar weeks of its release it is doing better than pretty much any movie. Which is very impressive.






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oldspideyfan


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You are right, it probably will end up third, but that makes me ecstatic!
Highest grossing superhero flick! We did it guys....well maybe not US, but
it feels good. BTW the film now is #1 in 37 categories. To agree with you
it was a blast seeing it get there so fast. Box office mojo is predicting
it to pass THE DARK KNIGHT by this coming Friday. Do y'all know what makes
this soooo amazing?

As I said in an earlier post, TDK had an extremely long time in the theaters. Turns out it was longer than I thought y'all! It stayed in the
theaters(obviously by then in a lot fewer)for a total of 231 days. So, it
boils down to this....if bom.com is right THE AVENGERS will gross in 28
days what TDK did in 231.

The next question is how long will it be third... a lot of Batman fans are sure TDKR is going to knock off THE AVENGERS. Do y'all agree? I sincerely hope it doesn't! I relished my watching the box office progress and seeing it knock off all of TDK's fastest to records one by
one and now as you said Avatar's fastest to $500 mil has been grabbed
too!

For completists here are the #1's THE AVENGERS owns: Top movie in last
365 days,opening weeks, Single Day Saturday gross, single day Sunday
gross,Theater averages(wide releases)all-time, Theater averages wide opening weekends, summer starts, opening weekends,opening weekends-may,
opening weekends-summer,top 3-day gross,4-day,5-day,6-day,7-day,8-day,
9-day,10-day;second weekends,opening weekends pg-13,Fastest to $100 million,150,200,250,300,350,400,450,500; opening weeks adjusted, single sat gross adjusted,single sunday gross adjusted,opening weekend may adj, opening weekends adj,opening weekends adj-summer, second weekends adj,Rated PG-13 opening weekends adj!

Quite a list huh?

take care y'all and have a nice and safe memorial day.










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oldspideyfan


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Titanic did not have a strong opening but was in theaters forever. It did a good job at holding on and bringing in a consistant amount but it was in theaters for over a year. Also this movie(Avatar) held very well for a while and was out forever.


Neither was actually in theaters a year, but it seemed like it I am sure.
actual time AVATAR: 234 days in release. TITANIC: 287 days.

ciao

osf



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    Titanic did not have a strong opening but was in theaters forever. It did a good job at holding on and bringing in a consistant amount but it was in theaters for over a year. Also this movie(Avatar) held very well for a while and was out forever.



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    Neither was actually in theaters a year, but it seemed like it I am sure.
    actual time AVATAR: 234 days in release. TITANIC: 287 days.



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    ciao



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    osf


True, I exagerated for sure, but compare that to other films. There is definate variation from one movie to another but both of those movies were in theaters for quite a long time, months over what similar films would be in theaters. The Dark Knight was the same way, it was out for a long time.




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    Quote:
    You are right, it probably will end up third, but that makes me ecstatic!
    Highest grossing superhero flick! We did it guys....well maybe not US, but
    it feels good. BTW the film now is #1 in 37 categories. To agree with you
    it was a blast seeing it get there so fast. Box office mojo is predicting
    it to pass THE DARK KNIGHT by this coming Friday. Do y'all know what makes
    this soooo amazing?


Yup


    Quote:
    As I said in an earlier post, TDK had an extremely long time in the theaters. Turns out it was longer than I thought y'all! It stayed in the
    theaters(obviously by then in a lot fewer)for a total of 231 days. So, it
    boils down to this....if bom.com is right THE AVENGERS will gross in 28
    days what TDK did in 231.


Yup.


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    The next question is how long will it be third... a lot of Batman fans are sure TDKR is going to knock off THE AVENGERS. Do y'all agree? I sincerely hope it doesn't! I relished my watching the box office progress and seeing it knock off all of TDK's fastest to records one by
    one and now as you said Avatar's fastest to $500 mil has been grabbed
    too!


I am doubtful of that, for a few reasons. I think the movie will have a bit opening, but at the same time I am still doubtful that it will hit the incredible opening of the Avengers. One prime reason is it will not have the 3D tickets to help out. Both movies are well hyped going in, although I am not sure the fervor Avengers had is shared by TDKR. I could be wrong though.

Is it possible that TDKR will break DK total? Maybe, I think it is possible. It has a good chance of breaking 500 million domestic but I do not think it has quite the hype Avengers does. The trailers look ok to me but not great. So I think big opening and then it drops off faster than Avengers but benefits from stronger weekday numbers being released during the summer and all.




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Tom







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    Was Avatar re-released? Both of those movies also had very unusual runs. Titanic did not have a strong opening but was in theaters forever. It did a good job at holding on and bringing in a consistant amount but it was in theaters for over a year. The re-release on the big anniversary of the Titanic helped secure its position on the list with 3D money. I think if Avengers can pass the initial number it is pretty special. Avengers may be re-released one day as well.


For the record Avatar was re-released as Avatar: Special Edition. Though I looked it up on Boxofficemojo and it turns out that re-release didn't generate that much revenue (only $10 million). So I guess it didn't have the impact I initially thought it did.

As for Avengers I suppose you're right but they'd have to have a compelling reason to re-release it and I can't think of one. Titanic's re-release was 3D enhanced and Avatar: Special Edition included well publicized cut footage that was inserted back into the movie.

Maybe 15 years from now they'll have virtual reality technology and Avengers can pull a Titanic then. But for the foreseeable future I don't think a re-release is in the cards.


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Powerhorn


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Member Since: Sun Apr 08, 2012


If TDKR knocks The Avengers off the top spot (which I doubt),it's no big deal for me. Good yr to be a geek!! \:\-d



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