After storming through its first couple of weeks of release, superhero team-up Marvel’s The Avengers has already hit the big one: one billion dollars at the box office. The Avengers grossed $103.2M in its second weekend – smashing the previous record of $75M previously held by Avatar, pulling the total worldwide gross to an enormous $1,002,100 ($1.002B), smashing past the estimates of $950M by today.
The Avengers has also added another record to its increasingly huge pile of records: the fastest movie to hit one billion, beating… yep, you guessed it, Avatar. The international gross is at a huge $628.9M, with the domestic gross at $373.2M.
It’s also now topped The Dark Knight‘s gross, making The Avengers the most successful comic book movie of all-time. Marvel Studios’ next movies – Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2, will surely benefit from the added awareness of Marvel’s superheroes.
And who knows how much The Avengers could end up making? The Avengers is outpacing current top-grossing movie of all time, Avatar, which made $2.7B, so it could quite possibly break past $2B.
From all of us here at UTF, congratulations to Joss Whedon and the cast and crew of The Avengers for hitting one billion!