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'The Avengers' Smashes Opening Weekend Record

Marvel's long awaited comic book adaption "The Avengers" opened this weekend with a whopping $200 million, according to studio estimates -- Hollywood's best opening day ever.

The total puts "The Avengers" ahead of previous record holder, the final "Harry Potter" installment "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," which debuted at $169 mil last summer.

The film surpassed "The Hunger Games" opening day by $13 million, and "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" by $8 million.