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SECOND WEEKEND RECORD: 'The Avengers' Dominates With $103.2M

After breaking all kinds of box office records during its first week in theaters , The Avengers...


After breaking all kinds of box office records during its first week in theaters, The Avengers kept it up this past weekend, adding $103.2 million to its haul. Not only is $104 million a second-weekend record, but the total on its own would rank No. 19 all-time for an opening weekend. Avatar's record for a second weekend of $75.62 million just got crushed.

The film is now No. 18 on the all-time list for total domestic box office grosses with $373.18 million. It sounds insane, but The Avengers could cross the $500 million mark sometime over the next week, an achievement that only Avatar, Titanic and The Dark Knight have notched.

The Avengers will have to fight Battleship for box office supremacy next weekend. Avatar currently holds the record for best third weekend gross with $68.49 million. If The Avengers beats Battleship, I'm calling dibs on the "Avengers sinks their Battleship!" headline. Seriously. It's mine.
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BIll's Top Movies of 2013

Popculturology Editor in Chief Bill Kuchman is keeping a running list of his top movies of the year. If he sees a movie that has a 2013 release date (in theaters or on home media), it gets ranked here.

1. Gravity*
2. American Hustle*
3. The Spectacular Now*
4. The Way, Way Back*
5. The Place Beyond the Pines*
6. All Is Lost*
7. The Wolf of Wall Street*
8. Dallas Buyers Club*
9. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty*
10. Captain Phillips*

Didn't make the Top 10:
Prisoners*, Don Jon*, Frozen*, The World's End*, Blue Jasmine*, Saving Mr. Banks*, Lee Daniels' The Butler*, Philomena*, Drinking Buddies, This Is the End*, Monsters University*, Mud*, Iron Man 3*, Star Trek Into Darkness*, Oblivion*, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire*, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug*, Thor the Dark World*, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues*, Elysium*, Pacific Rim*, Man of Steel*, World War Z*, Out of the Furnace*, The Wolverine*, Now You See Me*, 42*, The Great Gatsby*, Spring Breakers*, About Time*, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2*, Warm Bodies*, We're the Millers*, Ender's Game*, The Family*, The Hangover Part III*, Admission*, Kick-Ass 2*, 2 Guns*, White House Down*, Olympus Has Fallen*, Pain & Gain*, Arthur Newman*, Oz the Great and Powerful*, The Bling Ring*, Bad Grandpa*, The Counselor*, Last Vegas*, Side Effects*, G.I. Joe: Retaliation*, The Heat*, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone*, Identity Thief*, Gangster Squad*, Carrie*, Delivery Man*, Riddick*, The Lone Ranger*, Snitch*, Jack the Giant Slayer*

Movie count (as of 1/1): 70
An asterisk denotes a film that was seen in theaters.

It's January, so this list is almost done. Gotta pick up a few final films that got released late in 2013.