quote:The Avengers is the new king of the opening weekend.
The superhero movie grossed a unprecedented $200.3 million in its Friday-Sunday box-office debut, its studio estimated.
The film is the first to break $200 million in three days. It destroyed the mark held by the previous weekend record-holder, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
After just over a week in release worldwide, The Avengers has grossed $641.8 million overall.
The Avengers, $200.3 million Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, $169.2 million The Dark Knight, $158.4 million The Hunger Games, $152.5 million Spider-Man 3, $151.1 million The Twilight Saga: New Moon, $142.8 million The Twilight Saga: Breaking DawnPart 1, $138.1 million Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, $135.6 million Iron Man 2, $128.1 million Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, $125 million