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Top 20 box office opening weekends: Avengers, Potter, Dark Knight

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The Avengers debuted in US cinemas last Friday (May 4) and has already shattered the US box office record for the highest opening weekend of all time.

The movie's staggering $200 million bow comes almost ten years to the day since Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man became the first blockbuster to cross the $100 million mark on its Stateside opening.

Ironically, the two highest-grossing films of all time - James Cameron's Avatar and Titanic - are not among the top 20 biggest opening weekends. Digital Spy takes a look at the biggest box office debuts below...

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