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    The Avengers Came to the Rescue of Which Flailing Flick?

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    The Avengers is a mighty movie, all right.

    Hollywood's record-busting box-office champ was so strong last weekend it helped lift up the year's most notorious money-loser

    Yes, John Carter, a thank-you note may be in order.

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    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.

    Made for a reported budget of $250 million, the not-badly reviewed but mostly ignored Martian adventure caused Disney to declare a loss.

    After two long months in theaters, John Carter has grossed about $271 million worldwide.

    Even The Avengers can only do so much.

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