"Marvel's The Avengers" ready to join the $350 million club

Black Widow
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Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) surveys the wreckage in “Marvel’s The Avengers.”

Continuing its assault on the record books, “Marvel’s The Avengers” reached $300 million faster than any movie with a $29.1 million haul Friday and safe estimates have it bringing in another $100 million. If those estimates hold true, it’ll reach $350 million by weekend’s end.

Also of note, it’s making money faster than “Avatar” at this point, which made close to $80 million its second weekend so “Avengers” actually looks like it will be the highest grossing movie of all time.

That would make it #20 on the all-time highest domestic grossing list, knocking out “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,” which currently sits at $340 million.

Next up to dethrone is a film I will take great satisfaction in watching it beat out #19’s “Transformers Dark of the Moon.” I caught a 2:10 showing today and it was packed. For the record, it’s still awesome three viewings in. I’d guess it will easily reach the top 10 by Monday at the latest.