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14 Must-See Summer Blockbusters!

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If Hurricane Arthur is putting a damper on your July Fourth plans, consider curling up inside with an awesome summer blockbuster.

Need some viewing ideas?

Check out Gossip Cop’s picks here!

Avengers Stars Rally Together For Dying Marvel Fan In #CapForStrat Campaign

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The casts of The Avengers and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” have come together on social media to support a cancer-stricken fan.

The Avengers & The Dark Knight Rises Top Overall 2012 Worldwide Box Office Chart

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The Avengers was the top movie at the overall worldwide box office for 2012, racking up a staggering $1.51 billion in global earnings.

Another comic book-based film, The Dark Knight Rises, also crossed the billion-dollar mark, finishing with $1.08 billion and second place.

Check out the Top 20 Movies of 2012 in the gallery here!

The Avengers Alternate Opening Scene

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An alternate opening scene for The Avengers, included in the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release, has surfaced online.

WATCH:The Avengers Gag Reel (VIDEO)

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The Avengers became the third-biggest movie in history this year — but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some gaffes along the way.

On Tuesday, a bloopers reel from the movie’s Blu-Ray and DVD release surfaced online.

Joss Whedon to Write & Direct Avengers 2

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(Marvel)

It’s official: Joss Whedon will write and direct The Avengers 2.

Disney announced Whedon’s participation in the sequel on Tuesday.

Snow White and the Huntsman Dwarfs Box Office Competitors With Big Opening

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Snow White and the Huntsman, the action-packed fairy tale re-imagining, starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, earned $56.3 million in its opening weekend to take first place at the box office.

Coming in second was previous box office #1 Men In Black 3, with $29.3 million.

Men In Black 3 has now crossed the $100 million mark overall.

And in its fifth week, The Avengers was still popular enough to nab third place, with $20.3 million in ticket sales.

The Avengers Becomes Third-Biggest Movie EVER Behind Avatar and Titanic

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The Avengers keeps climbing, and it’s now hit another major milestone.

Marvel’s star-packed superhero extravaganza just became the third-biggest movie in worldwide box office history.

Early Saturday, The Avengers hit $538.1 million domestically (passing The Dark Knight for #3 all-time in North America) and now boasts a staggering $1.331 billion global haul (just ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2).

Men In Black 3 Beats The Avengers for Top Spot at Memorial Day Weekend Box Office

(Sony)

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Will Smith has ended The Avengers’ run.

Men In Black 3, Smith’s first starring role since 2008, will win the extended Memorial Day Weekend with a $70 million haul, taking the #1 box office spot away from The Avengers, which will finish in second with $48.5 million.

The Avengers was the top movie for its first three weeks of release, and will cross the $500 million cumulative mark domestically.

Military-oriented Battleship will nab third place over the holiday with $13.3 million in ticket sales.

The Avengers Crushes Box Office Competition for Third Straight Week

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BOX OFFICE

New challengers have posed no problems for The Avengers.

The superhero spectacle smashed its way to another easy box office victory with a $55.1 million haul in its third weekend, far ahead of some high-profile new releases.

Coming in second was Battleship, featuring Rihanna and aliens, with a box office take of $25.3 million.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest provocation, The Dictator, debuted in third place with $17.4 million.

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