Box office: 'Marvel's The Avengers' assemble for a record!

the-avengers-jeremy-renner-chris-evans-scarlett-johansson-disney-80-million "Marvel's The Avengers" assembled on Friday, May 4, for the 2nd biggest single day gross and Friday opening of all time in box office history. The superhero smashup took in $80.5 million on it's opening day. This is the first of the summer blockbusters and boy, it's off to a good start.

"Think Like a Man," which had knocked "Hunger Games" out of the top spot came in second with a sad-in-comparison $2.7 million. That's roughly a $77.8 million difference! In third place, we have "The Lucky One." The Zac Effron romantic flick earned just under $2 million. "The Five-Year Engagement" took in $1.7 and in fifth, "Hunger Games" grabbed $1.6.

In the bottom half of the top ten, "Pirates! Band of Misfits" took sixth place with $1.3 million. The next four all did below a million with "The Raven" making $844,000, "Safe," $825,000 "Chimpanzee," $707,000 and "Cabin in the Woods" $515,000. It's safe to say that "The Avengers" did the thing superheroes are supposed to do. Kick butt. What did you see this Friday night?
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