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‘The Avengers’ Has Record-Setting $200.3 Million In Sales
CBS) ^ | May 6, 2012 9:16 AM

Posted on 05/06/2012 12:46:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Hollywood’s superhero summer has arrived with a vengeance.

The Marvel Comics mash-up “The Avengers” launched the summer movie season with a $200.3 million opening weekend domestically, by far the biggest debut ever.

If distributor Disney’s revenue estimate Sunday holds when the final weekend count is released Monday, “The Avengers” would be the first movie ever to haul in $200 million in a single weekend.

A $200 million total for every movie in release is considered a great weekend for the business as a whole, so “The Avengers” redefines the standards for a blockbuster debut.

“The Avengers” shot past the previous record of $169.2 million for the debut of last year’s “Harry Potter” finale.

With $441.5 million overseas since last week, “The Avengers” worldwide total climbed to $641.8 million.


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1 posted on 05/06/2012 12:47:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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For the FR Comic Book afficiados:

2 posted on 05/06/2012 12:50:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

If you like this type of movie it was a great flick, I do.


3 posted on 05/06/2012 12:57:58 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Recon Dad

It’s not my particular cup of tea, but this kind of Boffo is big news in SoCal!


4 posted on 05/06/2012 12:58:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Recon Dad

I watched it on Friday night. It was a good movie. The showing was sold out for the time I was attending, so they opened an additional showing which ended up packed as well.


5 posted on 05/06/2012 1:01:24 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: BenLurkin

Saw the movie last night. Great movie. I go to the movies at least twice a month and it’s the best movie this year, I have seen, so far.


6 posted on 05/06/2012 1:01:24 PM PDT by skimask
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To: skimask

Go watch BATTLESHIP. I have buds who are conservatives who worked on that set here in L.A.


7 posted on 05/06/2012 1:02:48 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Recon Dad

This is not one of their bombs. lol. By a long shot.


8 posted on 05/06/2012 1:02:56 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: BenLurkin
For the FR members old enough to remember the 1960s Avengers TV show.


9 posted on 05/06/2012 1:04:30 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
That is the real Avengers!
10 posted on 05/06/2012 1:09:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Contrary to your tag line; I’d call that a definite statement of fact!


11 posted on 05/06/2012 1:18:12 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: max americana
just watched it, and to me, it sucked on several levels...
12 posted on 05/06/2012 1:18:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

>>just watched it, and to me, it sucked on several levels...

Are you serious???? Did you go there expecting to see a documentary on Grumman/GM torpedo bombers in WW2 or something?


13 posted on 05/06/2012 1:41:35 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: BenLurkin
I thought this woman, Agent Maria Hill, played by Cobie Smulders was smoking hot. I think she was better looking that Johansen's character.

At the end of the movie where she was walking away from the camera...? I had to bite tongue as I was with my sons.

14 posted on 05/06/2012 1:50:34 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Bryanw92
no... the first five minutes were bad enough, but, the macho minority girl doing everything from working in the CIC to manning a gun on the assault boat was laughable, that and the fact that aliens that can travel here from another planet use conventional mechanical explosive weapons and not advanced weapons of a civilization capable of interplanetary travel was a joke too, and the guy saying the spaceship must of been made by the North Koreans was too much...

goto the Avengers, that was a riot

15 posted on 05/06/2012 1:55:35 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: raybbr
At the end of the movie where she was walking away from the camera...? I had to bite tongue as I was with my sons.

Totally agree! I'm so sick of having women built like men presented as being attractive... I was with my wife- fortunately, she wasn't interested in marrying a eunuch, so I didn't have to bite my tongue :)

16 posted on 05/06/2012 1:58:06 PM PDT by TexasBarak (He who pays the least- wins!)
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To: Chode

Then, I take it that you are not a comic book fan? It was a good comic book plot, with heroes who aren’t angst-filled teenage mutants (i.e. The Avengers rather than the X-Men), so that was good enough for me. The fact that it had all three of my Marvel Comics favorites: Capt. America, Thor, and Hawkeye in one place was awesome!


17 posted on 05/06/2012 2:01:41 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92
i think you are confused, i loved the Avengers!!! i thought Battleship is what sucked...
18 posted on 05/06/2012 2:06:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

OOOOH. I did misunderstand. I agree with you 100% on Battleship! Don’t even get me started on that steaming pile of CGI and bad acting. But, you gotta admit, the movie is based on a board game and makes about as much sense as the game.


19 posted on 05/06/2012 2:14:20 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: raybbr

Cobie is the best thing about “How I Met Your Mother.”


20 posted on 05/06/2012 2:15:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
I had to look Smulders up on IMDB.com. When I realized who she was I was taken aback. Her character on HIMYM is so different. But man, is she hot in "Avengers".
21 posted on 05/06/2012 2:19:35 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Bryanw92
yup... i thought the Hulk stole the show
22 posted on 05/06/2012 2:22:17 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BenLurkin

I think two great parts of Avengers is where Loki says mankind wants to be ruled.....that freedom is oversold and too much work.

How true of our society today!

The other great part is where Coulson tells Cap that they made him a new suit. He asked if it has the stars and stripes. Cap thinks the world does not believe in the flag anymore.


23 posted on 05/06/2012 2:34:56 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: BenLurkin

Apparently in lots of other places also.


24 posted on 05/06/2012 2:44:58 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Chode

I’m sure it did.


25 posted on 05/06/2012 2:47:56 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: raybbr
At the end of the movie where she was walking away from the camera...?

She definitely has hips.

26 posted on 05/06/2012 2:52:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: stuartcr
even online for free i want my two hours back...
27 posted on 05/06/2012 2:52:49 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; raybbr

nice figure, but her jawbone is to manly for me


28 posted on 05/06/2012 3:02:16 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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TEA Party On!

The Place for Conservatives
We have some elections to win!



29 posted on 05/06/2012 4:01:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: BenLurkin

Saw it last night. Fun. A bit slow and tangled at first but a thrill ride once it gets going.


30 posted on 05/06/2012 4:08:25 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: BenLurkin
Took my son to the Friday midnight premier (3D), took my daughter to the Saturday morning matinee (also 3D). Loved every minute. Well, there was one sad/bad moment, but that character got off a good last shot.
31 posted on 05/06/2012 4:26:39 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Recon Dad
I love SciFi, period. Some of the flicks are good, some are bad but I don't look at any of them other than entertainment.

As for the resurrections of the Marvel comics and such in the movies, X-Men, Iron Man, Spider Man I've enjoyed them all.

I've got a great home theater system with a 60" Pioneer Plasma and I get all my movies from the public library. Granted, I can only get them months after their release but at least I'm not spending a ton of money at the theaters that won't pause the movie if I have to go to the bathroom.....LOL!

As a side note, I grew up in a small town in northern Michigan and had an uncle that owned the "paper" store where he sold newspapers of course and comic books. From about 1958 to approx. 1966 I bought every 10 cent comic book that was produced during that time. In other words, I once owned and read every single Marvel and DC super hero comic book that made its debute during that time. And my mom threw them away.........woe is me.

32 posted on 05/06/2012 4:36:53 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Chode

To those of you upset by Chode’s post here, read through all the replies to it, you’ll get a kick out of the resolution. I know I did.


33 posted on 05/06/2012 5:43:16 PM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: ShasheMac
yeah, i was answering a post up thread about Battleship and a misunderstanding ensued...

i loved the Avengers

34 posted on 05/06/2012 5:53:50 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Bookmark


35 posted on 05/06/2012 7:00:55 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Chode

won’t happen, they’re gone


36 posted on 05/07/2012 3:18:24 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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