Take What You Can Get

“The Avengers” won’t open in North America until Friday, but it’s already dominating the box-office report: The fact that it earned $178.4 million in overseas release this weekend means it’s on track to be an absolute monster domestically. (And two months after the “John Carter” debacle, Disney must be delighted to be looking at  a sure thing.)

At home, the top spot was held by “Think Like a Man” for a second weekend, as the Steve Harvey-driven rom-com grossed another $18 million, placing itself well atop the list. Spots two through five were awfully close — Aardman’s “The Pirates!” made $11.4 million, “The Lucky One” pulled in another $11.3 million, “The Hunger Games” brought home another $11.25 million and “The Five Year Engagement” took $11.2 million.

Those positions might shift around somewhat when final figures come in today. But however it shakes out, “Think Like a Man” carries the week … though it will of course be crushed when “The Avengers” assemble on Friday. Hell, the midnight shows on Thursday will make more than “Think Like a Man” has earned in its entire run.

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