Top Weekend Blockbusters

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  • 07-25-2012, 06:57 PM
    Smokey
    Top Weekend Blockbusters
    With the release of Batman 'Dark Knight Rises' film last weekend, everybody anticipated that it will top $200 million mark for weekend opener. But it didn't and total weekend earnings was $160.9 million.

    So far only one movie (#1) have made it pass $200 million mark--as we count down top 20 highest opening weekend $ earners.

    Ranked accordingly:

    20. 'X-Men: The Last Stand'
    Opening Weekend: $102,750,665
    Total Gross: $234,362,462

    19. 'Shrek 2'
    Opening Weekend: $108,037,878
    Total Gross: $441,226,247

    18. 'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith'
    Opening Weekend: $108,435,841
    Total Gross: $380,270,577

    17. 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'
    Opening Weekend: $108,966,307
    Total Gross: $402,111,870

    16. 'Toy Story 3'
    Opening Weekend: $110,307,189
    Total Gross: $415,004,880

    15. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'
    Opening Weekend: $114,732,820
    Total Gross: $309,420,425

    14. 'Spider-Man'
    Opening Weekend: $114,844,116
    Total Gross: $403,706,375

    13. 'Alice in Wonderland'
    Opening Weekend: $116,101,023
    Total Gross: $334,191,110

    12. 'Shrek the Third'
    Opening Weekend: $121,629,270
    Total Gross: $322,719,944

    11. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1'
    Opening Weekend: $125,017,372
    Total Gross: $295,983,305

    10. 'Iron Man 2'
    Opening Weekend: $128,122,480
    Total Gross: $312,433,331
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    9. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest'
    Opening Weekend: $135,634,554
    Total Gross: $423,315,812
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    8. 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1'
    Opening Weekend: $138,122,261
    Total Gross: $281,287,133
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    7. 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon'
    Opening Weekend: $142,839,137
    Total gate: $296,623,634
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    6. 'Spider-Man 3'
    Opening Weekend: $151,116,516
    Total Gross: $336,530,303
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    5. 'The Hunger Games'
    Opening Weekend: $152,535,747
    Total Gross: $404,875,000
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    4. 'The Dark Knight'
    Opening Weekend: $158,411,483
    Total Gross: $533,345,358
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    3. 'Dark Knight Rises'
    Opening Weekend: $160.9 million
    Total Gross: N/A
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    2. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2'
    Opening Weekend: $169,189,427
    Total Gross: $381,011,219
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    1. 'Marvel's The Avengers'
    Opening Weekend: $207,438,708
    Total Gross: $613,548,000
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    The 30 Top Weekend Blockbusters of All Time - MSN Movies
  • 07-26-2012, 09:45 AM
    Jack in Wilmington
    That's amazing that Avatar isn't on that list and none of Time Magazines "Movies of the Decade"
  • 07-26-2012, 10:42 AM
    3LB
    I wonder if the mass murder in Aurora, CO opening night kept people away from Dark Knight Rises. I know I had one eye on the exit most of the time.
  • 07-26-2012, 10:49 AM
    3LB
    Wow, no LotR movies on that list? Nor Jurasic Park? And what kind of sick twisted world do we live in where there's POS movies like Transformers and Twilight movies ranking in the top-10? I wished they'd just list ticket sales instead of dollar value, because once upon a time $20 bought four tickets, not just one, a bag of popcorn and medium drink.
  • 07-27-2012, 07:34 PM
    Smokey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jack in Wilmington View Post
    That's amazing that Avatar isn't on that list and none of Time Magazines "Movies of the Decade"

    Although Avatar only made $77 million on its opening weekend which is surprising, it made up for it by being the top-grossing film of all time. I'm guessing the low openimg $ correspond to being played at 3-D theaters which have less numbers than regular theaters.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 3LB
    And what kind of sick twisted world do we live in where there's POS movies like Transformers and Twilight movies ranking in the top-10?

    That is the same reason cheesy TV shows like American Idol, Dancing With Stars or The Bachelorette pull in so many viewers on prime time :)