The Avengers 2012 – Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

‘Avengers’ Becomes the Largest Debut Ever, ‘Think Like a Man’ Stays Strong at #2

Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, and Chris Hemsworth in The Avengers

Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, and Chris Hemsworth in The Avengers

Marvel Comics Avengers has set a new bar in opening weekends by pulling in a total of $200.3 million, the largest debut ever and kicking off summer 2012 in high style.

The 3D film has managed to dethrone last year’s #1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which opened to $169.2 million.

The Avengers opened a week ago overseas, earning $441.5 million through Sunday, and its’ worldwide total is $641.8 million. The film has also managed to surpass the lifetime totals of Captain America: The First Avenger ($364 million), Thor ($449 million), Iron Man ($585 million) and Iron Man 2 ($624 million).

Avengers is now positioned to reach $1 billion in global grosses, and among other records, the film serves as the 1st film in history to cross $200 million in only three days of play at the domestic box office. It also scored the biggest Saturday gross of all time in earning $69.7 million.

As for the rest of the weekend box office, numbers were quite low. Think Like a Man, which held the #1 spot for two weeks in a row, has managed to fall to #2 with 8 million, while The Hunger Games, sits in the #3 spot with 5.7 million. Take a look at the rest of the top 10 below:

 1. The Avengers $200.3 million
2. Think Like a Man $8 million
3. The Hunger Games $5.7 million
4. The Lucky One $5.5 million
5. The Pirates! Band of Misfits $5.4 million
6. The Five-Year Engagement $5.1 million
7. The Raven $2.5 million
8. Safe $2.5 million
9. Chimpanzee $2.4 million
10. The Three Stooges $1.8 million