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Box Office: The Avengers Continues to Break Records, Dark Shadows Has Grim Debut

Date May 13, 2012

Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer

The Avengers continued to obliterate records at the box office — becoming the first film to make more than $100 million in its second week of release, Box Office Mojo reports.

The Avengers grossed an estimated $103.1 million to easily hold on to the top spot. The Marvel superhero film also became the movie to reach $300 million and $350 million the fastest, and the movie with the highest eight-day, nine-day and 10-day grosses.

The Avengerscrushes box office records

Dark Shadows, a remake of the popular TV show and the latest collaboration from Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, took in a disappointing $28.8 million to come in second.

At No. 3, Think Like a Man continued to show muscle, drawing $6.3 million. The Hunger Games nabbed fourth place with $4.4 million. The Lucky Onecompleted the top 5 with $4.05 million.

Rounding out the top 10: Pirates! Band of Misfits (No. 6, $3.2 million), The Five-Year Engagement (No. 7, $3.1 million), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (No. 8, $2.6 million), Chimpanzee (No. 9, $1.6 million) and Eva Mendes' latest, Girl in Progress (No. 10, $1.3 million).

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