10 May 2012 9:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Catch up with the last seven days in the world of film

The big story

Yes, we know Hulk was last week's biggie, but you just can't keep Avengers Assemble, or whatever it's called, out of the news. For a few days last month, everyone was fixated on The Hunger Games' box office – but now Avengers has exposed it for the shrimp it is by recording the largest ever opening weekend in the Us.

Bizarrely, initial reports even underestimated its pulling power: the studio estimate was for $200.3m (becoming the first film to break $200m for its bow), but when the final figures came in it totalled $207.4m, flattening Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2's previous high water mark in the process.

In all honesty, Avengers Assemble was everywhere this week. Before, as fans got ready for the big lift off. During, when Sam Jackson (Nick Fury »

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