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Box office: you just got Avenged.

Combining the feature attractions of four separate blockbusters, "The Avengers" was looking to at least surpass the first weekend gross of "Iron Man 2," which pulled in a non-3D three-day total of $128 million during this weekend two years ago. However, few expected the team-up film to surpass the final domestic tallies of both "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" in its first three days, roughing up previous weekend record-holder "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part Two" in the process. That 3D-enhanced final installment of the 'Potter' series still holds the record for the biggest opening day at $91 million, but "The Avengers" will finish Sunday with a record breaking $200 million opening weekend. Hooray money!

You want numbers? How about this? By the end of Sunday, "The Avengers" will boast a worldwide tally somewhere north of $600 million. You want stats? "The Avengers" is »

- Gabe Toro

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