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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 05/13/2012

‘AVENGERS’ WINS 2nd RECORD WEEKEND: Marvel film tops $1B globally

JOHNNY DEPP’s alabaster-vampire skin and comic bite could do nothing to slow down the Hulk’s green.

“The Avengers” set another record Sunday, grossing $103.2-million in its second weekend of domestic release, according to studio estimates. That easily tops “Avatar’s” second-weekend mark of $75.6-million. (“Dark Shadows," the eighth Depp/Tim Burton teaming, debuted with an underperforming $28.8-million.)

The Disney/Marvel superhero blockbuster also topped the $1-billion mark globally, according to Box Office Mojo.

Final numbers are expected Monday.


Captain America (Chris Evans) and Ironman/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) continue to lead the Avengers team to box-office records. (Zade Rosenthal - via AP)

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FUN WITH NUMBERS

1. Domestically, “The Avengers” dropped only 50.3-percent from last weekend, when it obliterated the opening-weekend mark by grossing more than $207-million.

2. Also domestically, “The Avengers” is the fastest film to reach $300-million and $350-million gross, according to Box Office Mojo. (Its total domestic take is $373.2-million.)

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3. “The Avengers” is the first Marvel film to cross the $1-billion mark globally.

4. “The Avengers” is the 11th film ever to top $1-billion gross; it will soon pass another Disney film, “Alice in Wonderland” (which, coincidentally, was the most recent Depp/Burton collaboration before ”Dark Shadows”). “Avengers” may also soon pass two other Disney/Depp films (from the “Pirates” franchise) and “Toy Story 3” — which would make it the biggest Disney film ever.

5. “The Avengers” passed Warner Bros./DC’s “The Dark Knight” on the all-time global list. Now at No. 12., “Dark Knight” trails “Avengers” by less than a quarter-million dollars.

The Batman franchise, of course, will get its chance to reclaim some records this July, when the final Chris Nolan/Christian Bale film in their trilogy is released.

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