â€œThe Avengersâ€ are still going strong after three weeks at the box office by collecting a little over $55 million this weekend. It was a decrease of 46.6 percent, but its total grossed domestically is now over $457 million.
The superheroes movie climbed past â€œShrek 2â€ for the sixth spot in all-time box office gross and should be able to pass â€œStar Warsâ€ tomorrow at $460 million. It also broke the record for reaching the $450 million in 17 days, which was previously held by 2008â€™s â€œThe Dark Knightâ€ that took 27 days.
Universal Picturesâ€™ â€œBattleshipâ€ had an expected $25.3 million opening weekend, but a huge disappointment for the $209 million-budgeted movie.
The movie starred Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson about the U.S. Navyâ€™s fleet of battleships stopping an alien invasion in the Pacific Ocean.
Paramount Picturesâ€™ â€œThe Dictatorâ€ had a good weekend gross of $17.4 million. It earned a total of $24.45 million since its opening on Wednesday.
Lionâ€™s Gate Filmâ€™s â€œWhat to Expect When Youâ€™re Expectingâ€ opened in fifth place with $10.5 million. The comedy starred Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock and Rodrigo Santoro. It takes a comedic look into the lives of several expected couples.
In rounding out the top five, â€œDark Shadowsâ€ hung around in fourth place with $12.77 million, a decrease of 57 percent from the previous weekend. It will be far short of the break-even point for this $150-budgeted movie.
Here is the WEEKEND BOX REPORT for May 18-20, 2012:
|1.||Marvel’s The Avengers||$55 million|
|3.||The Dictator||$17.41 million|
|4.||Dark Shadows||$12.77 million|
|5.||What to Expect When You’re Expecting||$10.50 million|
|6.||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||$3.25 million|
|7.||The Hunger Games||$3 million|
|8.||Think Like a Man||$2.7 million|
|9.||The Lucky One||$1.765 million|
|10.||The Pirates! Band of Misfits||$1.45 million|