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The Avengers Dominates Dark Knight On Opening Night!

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Color us not surprised - this movie has, like, a bagillion superheroes in it!

Well six… but Marvel created movies specifically designed to feed into this epic, collaboration project, so it would be shameful if the film didn’t dominate the box office!

Based on 12 a.m. midnight screening ticket sales, The Avengers grossed $18.7 million beating ALL OTHER movies in the superhero genre… even the highly rated, iconic masterpiece, Dark Knight.

That rag-tag team of Marvel SH raked in enough to secure their spot as the

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Earns $1.1 Million From Midnight Showings!

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Everybody must have wanted to see what all the fuss was about after the Duchess of Alba went to see it…

Even though it only premiered on 425 screens last night, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol brought in an impressive $1.1 million for midnight showings…thanks largely to the new Dark Knight Rises preview.

Here's what a Paramount executive had to say about it:

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Paranormal Activity 3 Earns $8 Million From Midnight Showings!!!!

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Impressive!

We've just learned that Paranormal Activity 3 has already brought in $8 million from midnight showings, which is an improvement from PA 2, which earned $6.3 mil on its first Thursday night in release.

Paramount has announced that they expect the movie to gross at least $35 million in the U.S., but let's be honest - it's going to surpass that!

Sounds to us like there will definitely be some PROFITABLE activity going on at the Box Office this weekend! Ha!

Did U see Paranormal Activity 3 last night? If so, did U think it was scary???

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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Made $13.5 Million Last Night!

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A very solid start for what promises to be a profitable July 4th weekend!

Between special 3D screenings in the evening and midnight showings, Transformers: Dark of the Moon managed to gross $13.5 million yesterday! Wowsa!

The evening screenings brought in $5.5 million, while the midnight showings brought in $8 mill.

Very impressive…although surprisingly enough,

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Fast Five Gives Universal Its Biggest Opening

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Wow!!

Who knew the Fast & Furious franchise would still be going strong??

It's latest installment, Fast Five, debuted early Friday morning with its midnight showings and grossed around $3.7 million at the domestic box office!!

The movie's opening made nearly double then 2009's Fast & Furious, which grossed about $1.8 million on opening night.

And it's not just the U.S. where Fast Five is making big buck$$$. It's made $35.6 million overseas and is No. 1 in all of its current markets, including Germany and the UK.

That's incredible! Looks like we'll definitely be seeing a whole more Fast sequels.

With all the money Vin Diesel is making on these movies, he'll never have to work ever again! LOLz.

Are U a fan of the Fast & Furious movies?

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Harry Potter Makes $24 Million In Midnight Screenings Alone!

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We can't believe that it could make this much and not break any records!

The midnight showings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows have allegedly pulled in $24 million for the 3,700 locations in North America!

Holy shiz, right?

However, it only comes in third for highest grossing midnight film premiere, because both Twilight sequels, New Moon and Eclipse, beat it out at their respective $26.2 and $30 million - the current record holder!

WTF?

Whatevs! We maintain that quality always beats quantity!

LOLs!

Thoughts??

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Don't Mess With Angry Twi-Hards!

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We're surprised that Chicago is still standing this morning!

The Wrath of Twi-Hards was felt last night in Chicago when a midnight screening of Eclipse had to be cut short due to technical difficulties!

Needless to say Twilighters were PISSED!

Check out the video above to see just how pissed they got! (above)

Yikes!

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