Box Office April 27-29, 2012. Think Like a Man was Number One spot at box office for the second weekend in a row with $18 Million. The Pirates! Band of Misfits premiered in Second Place with $11.4 Million. The Lucky One was Third with $11.3 Million. The Hunger Games was Fourth with $11.2 Million for $372.4 Million so far. The Five-Year Engagement premiered in Fifth Place with $11.1 Million. Safe (which premiered this weekend), The Raven (which premiered this weekend), Chimpanzee, The Three Stooges, and The Cabin in the Woods rounded out the top ten respectively.
Overseas in foreign territories where The Avengers has already opened in 39 markets, the film has:
scored a truly heroic $178.4 million. The movie took first place in all of its markets, and set new opening weekend records in a dozen of them as well.
The Avengers had its top start in the United Kingdom ($24.7 million), though that only ranks 16th all-time there. In Australia, the movie’s $19.7 million is the second-highest five-day opening ever, while its $15.9 million debut in Mexico is a new record. It also set records in Brazil ($11.3 million), Taiwan ($7.7 million), the Philippines ($6.5 million), Hong Kong ($4.6 million) and seven other smaller markets.
While not quite reaching all-time levels, the movie also had very strong starts in South Korea ($12.9 million), France ($12.7 million), Italy ($10.4 million), and Spain ($7.3 million). Oddly, it only opened to $6.7 million in Germany
About the films that premiered this weekend in the United States:
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, released in the US and Australia as The Pirates! Band of Misfits, is a 3-D stop-motion animated film produced by Aardman Animations in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation. It was directed by Peter Lord, the director of Chicken Run.
The Five-Year Engagement is a 2012 romantic comedy film written, directed and produced by Nicholas Stoller, starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt as a couple whose relationship becomes strained when their engagement is continually extended.
Safe is an action film written and directed by Boaz Yakin and starring Jason Statham.
The Raven is an American thriller film directed by James McTeigue and based on a screenplay by Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare. It stars John Cusack, Alice Eve and Luke Evans.