The Avengers assembled alright…all the way to the bank.
Today, Marvel’s superhero blockbuster reached the $600 million domestic mark, becoming the 3rd highest grossing film of all time, trailing behind James Cameron’s dynamic duo, Avatar and Titanic. Check out the official word from Marvel:
“Marvel’s The Avengers” expects to cross the $600 million domestic box office threshold today, becoming one of only three films in history ever to reach this milestone. The super hero film’s global total now estimates at $1,438.3 million, and stands as the #3 film of all time globally and domestically.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” opened in North America May 4 with a staggering $207.4 million–the biggest domestic debut of all time–and has been shattering domestic box office records ever since, including the industry’s all-time second weekend record with $103 million; fastest film to reach $200 million (three days), $300 million (nine days), $400 million (14 days), and $500 million (23 days); and highest Saturday ($69.5 million) and Sunday ($57 million) totals. It’s the #4 film of all time internationally with $838.9 million.
Among only 12 films that have grossed $1 billion at the global box office, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is one of five billion-dollar Disney releases, which also include “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “Alice in Wonderland,” Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”