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'Avengers' final opening weekend tally: $207.4 million

May 7, 2012 | 12:47 pm

"The Avengers" sold $207.4 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada this weekendTurns out "The Avengers" didn't sell $200.3 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, as Walt Disney Studios announced Sunday. It made even more.

The Marvel superhero movie actually collected $207.4 million, as it grossed more on Sunday than Disney, Marvel's owner and the movie's distributor, estimated that morning. Disney had said the film would collect $50 million, but it ended up with $57 million.

Sunday morning estimates are often off slightly, but it's rare that they underestimate a film's take by more than a few million dollars. And in the case of "Avengers," it means the record for the all-time biggest domestic opening weekend is now even higher in the stratosphere.

Overseas, "The Avengers" has grossed a total of $447.4 million since opening two weeks ago. Its international gross this past weekend was also higher than Disney estimated on Sunday: $157.5 million, compared with $151.5 million.


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-- Ben Fritz

Photo: Actors Tom Hiddleston, third from left, and Clark Gregg, second from right, pose for a photo as part of a celebration of the release of "The Avengers" after ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on May 1. Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images