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And Men in Black 3 thought The Avengers was tough competition... The opening night of the Kevin Costner-Bill Paxton TV miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys, was a record-setting hit. And a hypothetical No. 1 movie. Consider the math: History says Monday night's installment of Hatfields & McCoys averaged 13.9 million viewers, the biggest-ever audience for a non-sports show on cable. If the project was a theatrical release, and if every single member of its audience bought a ticket, at the estimated going rate of $7.92 a pop, then the Western would've grossed an impossible $110 million in a single day, and, yes, bested MiB3, which won the Memorial Day weekend crown with a Friday-Sunday take »


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