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'The Avengers' Takes Another Weekend; 'Battleship', 'The Dictator', And 'What To Expect When You're Expecting' Get No Love'

Based on Friday’s box office numbers it’s clear that Marvel’s The Avengers is stealing all the attention away from three box office newcomers. Today, it will become the highest grossing domestic release in Disney history.

Battleship is sinking with less than expected numbers, collecting only $9 million on Friday. The Peter Berg directed action film scored a “B” CinemaScore.

Lionsgate’s What To Expect When You’re Expecting didn’t fare any better, coming in 4th place with only $3.8 million, and projecting to make only $11 million for the weekend. Audience’s gave it a meager B- CinemaScore.

Despite all the promotions, marketing and weird appearances around Hollywood from The Dictator, the film was only able to spark slight interest from moviegoers. Audiences gave it a laughable “C” score. So don’t expect word of mouth to improve these numbers for any of these films.

A complete analysis is coming soon. In the meantime, check out the list below of the top ten movies so far.


1. Marvel’s The Avengers (Disney) eek 3 [4,349 Runs] – PG13
Friday $15.3M, Weekend $54.0M, Cumulative $454.5M

2. Battleship (Universal) NEW [3,690 Runs] – PG13
Friday $9.0M, Weekend $25.1M

3. The Dictator (Paramount) NEW-Wed [3,008 Runs] – R
Friday $5.7M, Weekend $15.0M, Cumulative $23.0M

4. What To Expect When You’re Expecting (Lionsgate) NEW [3,021 Runs] – PG13
Friday $3.8M, Weekend $11.0M

5. Dark Shadows (Warner Bros) Week 2 [3,755 Runs] – PG13
Friday $3.7M (-61%), Weekend $12.0M, Cume $49.6M

6. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight) Week 3 [354 Runs] – PG13
Friday $872K, Weekend $3M, Cumulative $8.7M

7. The Hunger Games (Lionsgate) Week 9 [2,064 Runs] – PG13
Friday $820K, Weekend $2.4M, Cumulative $391.0M

8. Think Like A Man (Screen Gems/Sony) Week 5 [1,722 Runs] – PG13
Friday $800K, Weekend $2.4M, Cumulative $85.6M

9. The Lucky One (Warner Bros) Week 5 [2,055 Runs] PG13
Friday $585K, Weekend $1.8M, Cumulative $57.0M

10. Pirates! Band Of Misfits (Aardman/Sony) Week 4 [1,840 Runs] – PG
Friday $340K, Weekend $1.4M, Cumulative $25.7M

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