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U.S. Movie Box Office Grosses for May 18 - May 20

May 21, 2012

The following table has U.S. Movie Box Office figures provided by studios to Hollywood.com Box-Office. The amounts are based on gross ticket sales from May 18 - May 20.

                                 Rev.             Avg./    Pct.   Total
   Movie                        (mln) Theaters  Theater    Chg.   (mln)  Wks
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 1 THE AVENGERS                 $55.6    4,249  $13,096    -46   $457.7    3
 2 BATTLESHIP                    25.5    3,690    6,920     --     25.5    1
 3 THE DICTATOR                  17.4    3,008    5,796     --     24.5    1
 4 DARK SHADOWS                  12.6    3,755    3,351    -58     50.7    2
 5 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE    10.5    3,021    3,491     --     10.5    1
 6 THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HO    3.2      354    9,126     21      8.2    3
 7 THE HUNGER GAMES               3.0    2,064    1,429    -35    391.6    9
 8 THINK LIKE A MAN               2.7    1,722    1,539    -54     85.8    5
 9 THE LUCKY ONE                  1.8    2,005      887    -57     56.9    5
10 THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFIT    1.6    1,840      858    -50     25.5    4
11 THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT       1.1    1,175      945    -66     27.1    4
12 CHIMPANZEE (DOC.)              0.7      895      746    -62     27.0    5


Top 12 Films Grosses

   This Week     Year Ago      Pct.
     (mln)         (mln)       Chg.
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    $135.7        $158.7       -14


Year-to-date Revenue

     2012          2011
      YTD           YTD        Pct.
     (mln)         (mln)       Chg.
===================================
    $4,035        $3,488       +16


Year-to-date Attendance:      +18%

To contact the reporter on this story: Rob Golum in Los Angeles at rgolum@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Palazzo at apalazzo@bloomberg.net.


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