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'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.

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  1. Superman81

    @narrator I see where your coming from, I am just so much of a Nolan fan that I have no doubt this will be good. We know most of the cast and unless they phone it in, we can expect them to on their A game. I even think Bale might perform better in this then he did the previous films. I am so jacked for this movie that I might be assuming it will be gold but I have high hopes.

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  2. the Narrator


    While I hope TDKR is indeed more successful, simply for the sake of ending a superhero trilogy right for the first time in filmmaking history, I can't say it's anywhere near a sure thing.

    I like Nolan a lot, but I won't blindly call the summer "best-film" census in TDKR's favor. Granted, the trailers have me pretty excited for what appears to be yet another completely different tone-shift of a Batman film. Still, that doesn't mean the film itself will deliver the goods many are expecting, and what I've seen has me worried about quite a few things. All I can do is hope and pray the film is just as magnificent as we want it to be and show up opening night to find out.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  3. the Narrator

    For the most part, I agree with you on that, @c-a-r-t-m-a-n. Still, we can't stop people from constantly comparing the two films. And acting like rabid watch-dogs on a rather laid back site won't accomplish sh*t, but it will alienate people from you.

    This is a film site, so people will talk about film, relevant or not. Seeing as both TDKR and The Avengers are (more or less) superhero films, thus considered to be in the same genre, fanboys and critics alike will compare them and with arguably just cause. It's like comparing Narnia and Lord of the Rings - totally different films with totally different tones, but both are popular franchises set in the fantasy genre. Would it be wrong to bring up one franchise on a thread regarding the other, discussing their financial aspects of all things? Not in my book.

    When it comes to something like hypothesizing over which film will make more money at the box office, I'm pretty sure the comparisons are fair game for an article such as this, and you'll simply have to get used to it. This has, after all, been going on for several months. Surely, you're used to it by now?

    And you still didn't explain why you gave TDKR half a star several months ago..

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  4. Cartman

    @narrator TDKR and AVENGERS has its own fans - I did see 2-3 posts for TDKR just 2 days ago and non of this nonsense was discussed and when der is a post for AVENGERS,,,TDKR is brt in likewise in any TDKR post AVENGERS is brt in... which is nothing but lame dumb thing!!

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

  5. Cartman

    @narrator - insecure my ass!! TDKR or AVENGERS is not going to benefit a penny for my life,,.. all i was saying is talk related to the post,,, i care damn if TDKR or AVATAR 2 breaks the record of AVENGERS - pls grow up!!

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

  6. Superman81

    @narrator I agree, it has been this way ever since Avengers came out. Anyone who compares the two or supports TDKR gets bashed and all of a sudden TDKR sucks. I am happy Avengers has made lots of cash but its easy to say that TDKR will be more successful critically and an overall better movie

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  7. Dan

    Go TDKR!!!!!!!!!!

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. the Narrator

    Someone's feeling insecure, @c-a-r-t-m-a-n. Seriously, @thedude1 was just asking us, his peers, if we thought TDKR stood a chance of knocking some of Avengers titles down. I'm usually against comparing the two, but speaking about them financially is very relevant to the article, and I have to admit that I'm surprised by the sheer amount of dough the Avengers has brought in. It's a simple and harmless question that would likely start an interest conversation among filmbuffs. Nothing "promotion" worthy.

    If anyone's a fanboy or promoter here, it's you. You rated TDKR half a f*cking star before the film even came out! Who the hell rates a movie before it even receives a few trailers, which is about the time you had rated it.

    This little bit of information, coupled with the fact that you seem to constantly uplift The Avengers (as well as any films that your "friends" from various animation departments happen to be working on at the time, such as you're promotion of Transformers: DoTM last summer), and the fact that you seem to jump on anyone who speaks praise about TDKR and ill about your films... yeah, I'd say you're definitely a fan boy who needs to "control [himself]". Point one finger, three tend to point right back at you. ;)

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  9. Superman81

    @thedude1 yep and 190 million with NO 3D makes that number even more impressive in my opinion. I think TDKR will crush the midnight record for sure based on early reports.

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  10. Cartman

    @thedude1 - has anyone here talked about TDKR except for you?! coz they all have something called common sense,, talk related to the post not like a retard - always talking abt TDKR sh*t in every other post is so f*cking lame!!

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

  11. Cartman

    @thedude1 - talk about avengers here TDKR and your theory is lame in this post - what about Batman begins and The Dark Knight,. the top 5 list doz not have these 2 movies!! so relax and wait - when it actually shatters like you are assuming then talk your crap.... in every Avengers post you bring a TDKR topic... are you a promoter? producer? marketer? just a fan boy right? control urself

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

  12. TheDude1

    @cheetoboy If you go to they show the tracking numbers on the right hand on the the page when you scroll down. They sadly only show 5 at a time and TDKR is not always on the list. But the last time I seen it(about a week or so ago) it was at 190 million up from 185 million.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  13. Cheetoboy

    @thedude1 Hey man where did you get that information? Because if what you say is true than, you are right. The Avengers was tracking at around $150 million a few weeks before it came out, and we all know how that turned out. So if TDKR really is tracking at around $190 million, then it could obliterate The Avengers opening weekend. But For real though how did you get that information?

    2 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  14. Cheetoboy

    @Salemwolf711 Thanks to Titanic's rerelease it now stands at $650 million, where as before its rerelease it was at just $600 million. The Avengers is still holding out well at the box office, but most likely its domestic run will end at around $620 million, which is still great.

    2 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  15. K.Guy

    Titanic, you're not alone anymore! :D

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I've clapped enough. First wave is done, now show us how good you really are Marvel when you venture a sequel

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  17. Joshua Hollaway

    Thanks to me(saw it 4 times). You're welcome.

    2 years agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  18. ROFLitschristian

    *slowly starts clapping*

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  19. TheDude1

    @Michael-Kolesik So far TDKR is tracking around 190 million dollars opening weekend. That would mean TDKR sold more tickets than The Avengers did in its first weekend. And that tracking number comes with over 3 weeks until release.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  20. ejk1

    @Salemwolf711 It could if it gets a rerelease years down the line, but for now, no, it won't happen.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  21. Nicholaus XX

    @Salemwolf711 -- No, there's not. If you've visited IMDb, you'd realize that "The Avengers" has taken a halt. It's down, but not out, at this point.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  22. Michael Kolesik

    @thedude1 That is an excellent question. We're gonna have to wait and see. Personally, I don't think so. But I could be wrong.

    2 years agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  23. Salemwolf711

    @cheetoboy there is still a chance that the Avengers will beat Titanic

    2 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  24. TheDude1

    Congrats to the Avengers. It was a great movie and it deserves it. The only question now is can TDKR break a few records the Avengers set.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  25. Cheetoboy

    DAMN IT!!! Of course I'm happy for The Avengers success, but if Titanic hadn't got rereleased The Avengers would now have been the #2 highest grossing movie domestically. I really wanted something to beat Titanic, oh well, still Congrats Avengers. Can't wait to see what big numbers The Dark Knight Rises will pull off.

    2 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  26. skywise

    After such an awesome lead in to the Avengers film i am really not surprised. I'm happy for Whedon and i susect we will be seeing a lot more of him behind the camera in Holywid,

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  27. Newtron

    Wow...I have to say, I knew The Avengers was going to be successful, but I wasn't expecting it to be this successful.

    2 years agoby @newtronFlag

  28. Sean


    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  29. Dan

    Impressive. And deserved.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

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