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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

May 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Did you go to ‘The Avengers’ this weekend?

If you did, you had plenty of company. “The Avengers” swooped onto the box office like, well, a troupe of well-scripted superheroes, earning more than $200 million over the three-day weekend — an all-time record. This smashed the previous record, held by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” with $169 million to bits — like Thor might with his hammer, or the Hulk with his fists and miraculously expanding pants. Can “The Dark Knight Rises” keep up?
Anyone notice unusual crowds at the multiplexes this weekend? Costumed moviegoers? General mayhem? Do tell. (I saw it — and liked it a lot — at an early and fairly subdued preview screening; notable only for the impressive display of comic-book trivia demonstrated by the crowd during a T-shirt giveaway.)

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