'The Avengers' Easily Fends Off Three Newcomers

on May 19, 2012 by Phil Contrino

With $15.308 million in the bank on Friday, Marvel's The Avengers will easily hold on to to the #1 spot this weekend. Disney announced today that it will become their highest-grossing film of all time domestically.

Battleship is off to a very weak start with around $9 million on Friday. Universal's attempt to build their own Transformers-like franchise has clearly backfired. A 55% combined approval rating from nearly 87,000 Flixster users indicates toxic word-of-mouth.

The Dictator is also starting off slowSacha Baron Cohen's latest took in only $5.740 million on Friday. Nearly 35,000 Flixster users have combined to give the Paramount release a disconcerting 66% approval rating.

What to Expect When You're Expecting tallied a modest $3.85 million on Friday. More than 16,000 Flixster users have combined to give the romantic comedy a weak 60% approval rating.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.


Tags: Marvel's The Avengers, Battleship, What to Expect When You're Expecting, The Dictator

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