The Avengers is a mighty movie, all right.
Yes, John Carter, a thank-you note may be in order.
Double features pairing The Avengers and John Carter, some at drive-ins, propelled the latter movie to a $1.5 million Friday-Sunday take and a 12th-place showing on the weekend charts.
The previous weekend, as a solo act, John Carter grossed just $112,000.
The Avengers' halo effect also had the added bonus of getting John Carter over the $70 million mark domestically.
After a historic $207.4 million opening weekend domestically, the Disney-distributed Avengers has banked $700 million-plus in its first 13 days of release worldwide.
John Carter, from the same studio, has a somewhat different story.
After two long months in theaters, John Carter has grossed about $271 million worldwide.
Even The Avengers can only do so much.