May 8, 2012

SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: “The Avengers” Conquers Monday

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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Continuing to wield a mighty hammer at the boxoffice, THE AVENGERS on Monday had the highest non-holiday, non-summer Monday of all time with $18.9M.  That handily beat the previous record holder Avatar, which had $16.4M on December 21, 2009.  Avengers has already grossed $700M worldwide, with much more to come.


In other boxoffice news, THE HUNGER GAMES reached $381.04M, passing the $381.01M earned by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to become the 13th highest grossing film in US history (and the 7th highest non-sequel).  That’s probably as high up the list as it’s going to get–#12 is Transformers 2, a steep $21M ahead–but still a remarkable achievement.


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."