It was another great weekend for The Avengers at the international box office where once again the film finished at #1. Actually, The Avengers made so much money so fast that it already ranks 42nd on the all time worldwide chart after just 13 days in release.
A week ago The Avengers scored the 9th biggest foreign opening weekend ever, today it continues to shine with one of the best 2nd weekends of all time. The flick collected $157.4 million from 52 markets, bringing its international gross to a 13-day total of $500.1 million (2nd ever for a superhero film), already more than any other Avengers film. At this rate the Joss Whedon directed flick should more than double Iron Man 2‘s international gross of $311.5 million in less than a week. Worldwide, thanks to a monstrous opening in North America, The Avengers has amassed $744.1 million, making it by far the highest grosser of 2012. Sometime next week the flick should either pass or come really close to the $1 billion mark. As far as its final number is concerned, The Avengers could finish anywhere between $1.2 and $1.3 billion, maybe even higher. Currently Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ranks 3rd all-time worldwide with $1.32 billion, The Avengers should aim for that number.
In 2nd American Reunion had its best weekend yet, $33.5 million, after strong debuts in the UK, France, Italy and Spain. The R-rated comedy has made $117.2 million so far internationally and it should end up with a series best when all will be said and done (right now American Pie 2 is the leader with $142.5 million). Worldwide American Reunion is at $172.6 million, more than three times its reported $50 million budget.
3rd place belongs to Battleship with $11 million for a $200.1 million total so far, ahead of its May 18th release date in North America. Seems like this Battleship is sinking faster than the RMS Titanic.
The Hunger Games finished the weekend in 4th with $6.4 million, bringing its international total to $237 million while worldwide the film has $618 million and ranks 2nd in 2012 so far.
Rounding out the top 5 is The Lucky One with $5.4 million. Internationally the film has made $17.9 million, worldwide the number is $66.7 million. As far as Nicholas Sparks adaptations go, this ranks on the low end currently. We shall see if that will change in the coming months when the film opens in more countries.