Cap­tain Amer­ica strikes back

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

It’s the sum­mer, so we’re ob­sessed with box-of­fice fig­ures. Last week, we noted the stag­ger­ing open­ing of Harry Pot­ter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 across the world. With $169.2 mil­lion, the film se­cured the big­gest ever open­ing in US his­tory.

But to many an­a­lysts’ sur­prise, the film plunged a shock­ing 72 per cent on its sec­ond week in the US. Cap­tain Amer­ica: The First Avenger eas­ily beat the ju­ve­nile wizard to the top of the “do­mes­tic” chart with $66 mil­lion to Pot­ter’s $48 mil­lion. Warner Brothers need not fear. The film is still enor­mous over­seas. Mr Pot­ter man­aged to take a whop­ping $121 mil­lion on its sec­ond week in The Rest of the World.

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