‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ Crosses $600 Million at the Domestic Box Office

Director Joss Whedon’s superhero ensemble has taken in a massive $1.43 billion at the box office worldwide.

Marvel's The Avengers passes the $600 million domestic box office milestone
Marvel's The Avengers passes the $600 million domestic box office milestone
Marvel's The Avengers is expected to cross the $600 million domestic box office threshold today, becoming one of only three films in history ever to reach this milestone. The superhero film's global total is now an estimated $1,438.3 million, and it 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 (3 days), $300 million (9 days), $400 million (14 days), and $500 million (23 days); and highest Saturday ($69.5 million) and Sunday ($57 million) totals. It is 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.

Marvel's The Avengers was released May 4th, 2012 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

Sources: Marvel Studios

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  1. jasdjqs

    @michael Kolesik "we all need heroes" :)

    3 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  2. Michael Kolesik

    @jasdjqs Dude, you're my hero.

    3 years agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  3. Nicholaus XX

    @themoviefanatic -- Eh, I think he's tired of the guy. But, who knows? Ah, all right.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  4. Sean

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Oh, maybe Narrator will be back on here eventuallly and he will talk to him about it. I don't want to have to get myself involved in that argument.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. Nicholaus XX

    @themoviefanatic -- I wanted you to calm Cartman down. But, it seems like The Narrator isn't going to respond, so Cartman might scram.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  6. Sean

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx What is it that you wanted to ask me?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. jasdjqs

    "GONE WITH THE WIND" Los Angeles, the film had its premiere at the elegant Carthay Circle Theatre. From December 1939 to June 1940, the film played only advance-ticket road show engagements at a limited number of theaters, before it went into general release in 1941.[26] It was a sensational hit during the Blitz in London, opening in April 1940, and played for four years.[27] It replaced The Birth of a Nation as the highest-grossing film of all-time,[28] holding the position until 1966, when it was finally overtaken by The Sound of Music.[
    Movies now a day never run that long, I mean Avengers will run three month more then we will have another big movie coming up, Things are diferent in the old days so i dont want to hear about price ajustment or 3D tickets are more money, This movie did very very well, and it will do double the number in 1940 if it ran a year like the old movies use to do.

    3 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  8. Nicholaus XX

    @bawnian-dexeus -- Who knows? Showering him with "100 lines" per comment isn't going to help, either. I think this is the time where we call a real hero; someone who's knowledgeable enough to talk handle such escalated situations. Someone who will stand their ground by the very end. Someone by the name of @themoviefanatic!

    Work your magic!

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  9. the Narrator

    Dude, @bawnian-dexeus, you made my day! XD

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  10. Cartman

    @narrator - yup ur an open minded *sshole!! i agree, 100 lines per comment?? OMG, ur just unbelievable!! the crazy person here is You and not Me!!

    3 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Now now, he shouldn't have to remove an appendage to grow up

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. Nicholaus XX

    @c-a-r-t-m-a-n -- I'd cut it off, if I were you.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @Joshua-Hollaway No doubt, Whedon's Avengers. First Batman did ok for a reboot, second film became the first Batman to reach a billion and no doubt the third, but I believe the sequel to Avengers and possibly the third when put together will have higher winnings.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  14. Joshua Hollaway

    How about we ask some new questions? Which series do you think we raise more money Nolans Batman series or Whedons Avengers series ( since they plan on having 3 phases, I believe I read)

    3 years agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  15. the Narrator

    @c-a-r-t-m-a-n, you said:
    "I honest didn read a word from your comment and I stand by what I have said!!"

    ..are my comments too long and sophisticated for someone like yourself? Pity. You're clearly the same old close-minded dick you've been for the past two years, so I really shouldn't have expected any different. That's on me.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  16. ejk1

    @dan1 True, but I'm tired, and laying waste to people and their arguments has lost its luster.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  17. Dan

    @ejk1 You do realize that if everyone took your stance on everything, there would probably be no flame wars. What fun would that be? Half my entertainment from this site comes from reading the pointless arguments :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  18. TheDude1

    @c-a-r-t-m-a-n No you want to start a fight by calling me names. Frankly I don't know how you even get off on calling be a TDKR fanboy but not also call me an Avengers fanboy. I rated The Avengers a 4.5 out of 5 on this site and have spent 30 bucks on this movies(3 viewings).

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  19. jasdjqs

    Well. i might have a clue. Avengers was sold out at my matinee shows on the first Saturday a couple of months ago, I will be going again at the same time for TDKR so I will let you guys know if that those shows are sold out and then we will see if it will top AVENGERS. which i think the record is safe. Avengers opens in Japan next month so it will continue to make more money,

    3 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  20. Cartman

    @thedude1 - yeah i wanna start a fight?! right!! why just coz i said u dont have common sense you dont have to come back and prove the same again and again!!...

    3 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Knightfall sales have increased lately

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  22. TheDude1

    @c-a-r-t-m-a-n Wow please settle down. If you actually read other posts on here instead of looking for a fight you would realize someone else mentioned TDKR and I was responding to them. You have tried to start fights with me before on here so I guess I shouldn't be a surprised.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  23. Alastor

    Its really fun to compare the style of posting between cartman and the Narrator. On one hand you have quite possible a real fan-boy, possibly 14-15years old that does not yet grasp the concept of a discussion in forums (including a diplomatic tone) and on the other side you have someone who is capable of writing down his arguments and back them up with some solid explaining as to why these are strong points in his post. Very funny indeed. :)

    3 years agoby @AlastorFlag

  24. Zak Lee Ferguson

    @ejk1 i agree fondly, whether or not the grossing is neither level its the appreciation that counts.

    3 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  25. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Billion, billion, billion, billion.

    3 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  26. ejk1

    I'm surprised there's another TDKR vs The Avengers argument. Does it really matter when we've all seen The Avengers, and we're all going to see TDKR? They both deserve the money they either have received, or will receive. The only true difference between them is that one should be celebrated as a successful culmination of the first leg of a long run, and the other should be celebrated as the ending of a legendary trilogy.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  27. Cartman

    @narrator - OMG do you do any work apart from posting comments here? keep it short and simple - I honest didn read a word from your comment and I stand by what I have said!!

    3 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  28. Junior Roberts

    And let's not get it twisted. YES, I will be seeing it opening weekend. I was a fan of the previous one, a comicbook fanatic, and movie buff (if I say so myself). My previous comment was more geared towards the general public - kids, families, older audience members, teenagers, etc.

    And I have to admit.... this Batman film does NOTHING for me when compared to a few weeks before opening of The Dark Knight a few years back. Why....... 1) The Joker's prologue (Bank scenario) was DRAMATICALLY better than Bane's (airplane scenario), 2) Joker was a classic villain and what the audience wanted (including myself) and were promised. Bane, not-so-much 3) the trailers for TDK were much better than TDKR's, 4) no possible love interest in the form of Catwoman to "possibly" jeopardize the story, and probably the greatest factor was 5) it was Heath Ledger's last acting role after his death and the whispers of Oscar nominated performance before the movie even premiered grew great interest among everyone.

    3 years agoby @junior-robertsFlag

  29. Junior Roberts

    Speaking as both a MAJOR fan of The Avengers and TDK, I must say I think that The Avengers records may be pretty safe. Although I feel TDKR is gonna be one of the Summer's biggest blockbusters, I can't see it surpassing The Avengers. The Avengers, a overall family movie owned by Disney has everything going for it to cater for all audiences - especially the family audience. TDKR, unfortuantely, doesn't. Let's just be real. 7 year old kids aren't going to be dressed up as Bane or Batman as they were (and grown adults) as Hulk, Iron Man, etc. Also, the tone of TDKR seems even darker than he previous. Yeah, among the comicbook fans it'll make mucho money but its the general family audience that it'll lose out on, compared to The Avengers.

    So, YES, it'll make CRAZY money. Probably break a few records, but nothing as serious as what The Avengers did. The villain isn't great enough to pull in the strong audience that The Joker did (mainly because the general audience have no idea who Bane is, nor understand him when he speaks), the lack of comedic entertainment (Joker disguised as a nurse - LOL), and the darker tone (which I personally like) is gonna restrain many from seeing it opening weekend, or at all.

    Just my thoughts...

    3 years agoby @junior-robertsFlag

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