Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Avengers Sinks Battleship

The Avengers easily took the top spot in it's third weekend with about $55 million "Avengers, you sunk my Battleship (yes, everyone is using this pun)."  The Avengers is now the highest grossing movie domestically ($457 million) and internationally ($723 million) of 2012, with a worldwide total pushing towards the $1.2 billion mark.  It sits in fourth place on the all-time list, right behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

The sunken Battleship's debut at $25 million may prove a loss for Universal, despite collecting a modest $215 million overseas in it's debut a couple months ago.  Battleship reportedly cost $209 million to make.

Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator put up a mediocre $17 million domestically against it's $65 million budget, but overseas it managed to laugh up $30 million, so a decent profit may be in waiting.

As for the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp flick Dark Shadows, it's pretty much flopping as it dropped almost 60% this weekend.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Avengers
2) Battleship
3) The Dictator
4) Dark Shadows
5) What to Expect When You're...
6) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
7) The Hunger Games
8) Think Like a Man
9) The Lucky One
10) The Pirates! Band of Misfits
$55.1 million
$25.3 million
$17.4 million
$12.8 million
$10.5 million
$3.3 million
$3 million
$2.7 million
$1.8 million
$1.5 million
$457.1 million
$25.3 million
$24.5 million
$50.9 million
$10.5 million
$8.3 million
$391.6 million
$85.8 million
$56.9 million
$25.4 million
$220 million
$209 million
$65 million
$150 million
$40 million
n/a
$78 million
$12 million
$25 million
$55 million

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