The Avengers made history at the US box office this weekend. The superhero ensemble, which sees Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thor band together to put an end to Loki’s treacherous threat, grossed an astounding $207.4M in its opening weekend, giving it the biggest opening weekend of all time.
Think Like A Man dropped a place to two with $8.1M, while The Hunger Games notched up another $5.6M, bringing its six week domestic total to $152.4M.
Aardman’s latest animated comedy Pirates! Band Of Misfits held steady at four with $5.5M, marginally beating the schmaltzy The Lucky One, starring former teen sensation Zac Efron, which took a modest $5.4M.
The top ten in full:
1. The Avengers – $207.4M
2. Think Like A Man – $8.1M
3. The Hunger Games – $5.6M
4. Pirates! Band Of Misfits – $5.5M
5. The Lucky One – $5.4M
6. The Five-Year Engagement – $5M
7. Safe – $2.7M
8. The Raven – $2.6M
9. Chimpanzee – $2.5M
10. The Three Stooges – $1.8M