Odds are that either you or someone you know saw The Avengers over the weekend. That's because the Marvel Studios/Disney mega-blockbuster made more over the weekend than any other movie ever released. This could prove to be one of those big summer movies that changes everything, like Jaws or Star Wars – or maybe this was just inevitable thanks to the massive Marvel lead-up.
Whichever proves to be the case, it should be on top in terms of cold, hard numbers for a little while at least. Here are the five biggest opening weekends so far.