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Arts and Entertainment

"The Avengers" Breaks Hollywood Record Earning $207.4 Million on Opening Weekend

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Los Angeles was one big fiesta this weekend with Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, Mayweather and a Lakers win. But we're assuming you made time in your busy social calendar to gaze from super moon to super heroes since "The Avengers" movie made Hollywood history raking in a record-breaking $207.4 million at the box office during its opening weekend.

Earlier estimates from Disney indicated that the movie earned $200.3 million, which still would have broken the previous opening-weekend record of $169.2 million held by last summer's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2." According to the Hollywood Reporter, the numbers came out even better than expected. So far it's earned a staggering $654.5 million worldwide.

The No. 2 movie this weekend was "Think Like a Man," which earned $8 million on its third weekend, followed by "The Hunger Games" with $5.7 million on its seventh week.

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