For the first time in the company’s esteemed history a Walt Disney Pictures film has reached $1 billion in global box office sales. “The Avengers” climb past the $1 billion mark is a lofty first for a Marvel film franchise as well.
In addition to its meteoric worldwide box office rise “The Avengers” made history as the first film to cross the $100 million mark in its second weekend domestically taking in an astounding $103.2 million.
The film has grossed an estimated $373.2 million in North America and $628.9 million overseas bringing the worldwide total to $1,002.1 million in just 19 days.
“The Avengers” is now at #11 in all time worldwide box office sales and may continue to climb.
"We're obviously thrilled with the global success of 'The Avengers,'" Disney’s Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger said. "It's a fantastic movie and an extraordinary franchise that will continue with more great stories and compelling characters for years to come."
The sequel to Joss Whedon’s epic ensemble film is already in development. We can also look forward to second additions to the “Captain America” and “Thor” franchise and a third instillation of “Iron Man.” The question now becomes, can Disney/Marvel match the standard they have set with “The Avengers”?
We believe they can.
Tim Burton’s latest collaboration with Johnny Depp, “Dark Shadows,” followed “The Avengers” this weekend earning $28.2 domestically and $36.7 million overseas for a worldwide total of $65.5 million.
The comedy “Think Like a Man” continued to hold strong coming in third place with $6.3 million, bringing the total for the film to $81.9 million. Fourth and fifth place were rounded out with Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games” which added $4.4 million taking the worldwide gross to $623.9 million and “The Lucky One” which brought in an additional $4.1 million taking it to $53.7 million overall.
Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to watch “The Avengers” box office trajectory!
Source: Coming Soon
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