When a film opens as record-breakingly big as The Avengers (Assemble) did across the pond last week, there’s always a wonder as to what it might do in its second weekend, and how far it might drop. For the Hulk and co, it turns out… not that far. Yes, Marvel’s superhero team still has “money-making” among their considerable powers, dropping just 50% for a staggering $103.1 million, a new record in second weekend figures. In related Avengers financial news, Disney has announced that the movie has crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide in 19 short days. Shawarma all round!
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s latest collaboration, Dark Shadows, couldn’t scratch the champion’s hull, and had to settle for a disappointing $28.8 million and second place. For comparitive purposes, that's much less than Alice In Wonderland or Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, and slightly less even than Sleepy Hollow's $30m opening more than a decade ago.
Ensemble rom com Think Like A Man is still doing storming business, dropping just one place third and adding $6.3 million for an $81.9 million total so far. The Hunger Games is also still earning, making $4.4 million in fourth, with The Lucky One clinging to fifth with $4 million.
The Pirates! Band Of Misfits (aka the ones In An Adventure With Scientists) took in $3.2 million worth of booty in sixth place, with $23.1 million in their US treasure chest to date. In seventh The Five-Year Engagement made $3.1 million and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel expanded its cinema count and leapt into the top 10 at eighth with $2.6 million (not bad for a movie still only in 178 cinemas around the States). Chimpanzee stayed in place at ninth with $1.6 million and new indie arrival Girl In Progress took 10th and $1.3 million.
To see a statistical representation of Tony Stark beating the Goth out of a vampire, head over to Box Office Mojo.