MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide; Tops THE DARK KNIGHT

It may have broken more records in North America this weekend (details on that can be found HERE) but it has just been revealed that Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble has now made OVER $1 billion worldwide!

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By Josh Wilding - 5/13/2012

Almost every day over the past week has seen analyst after analyst predict that Marvel's The Avengers would hit $1 billion by close of business on Sunday. Of course, the far more realistic and conservative estimates had it pegged at making around $950 million, instead crossing the landmark figure by tomorrow or Tuesday. Well, as you can see from the Tweets below (courtesy of one of the most trusted sites when it comes to box office reports) the film has now hit $1,002,100,000 in less than three weeks of release. That puts it at #11 on the list of all-time highest grossing movies, past The Dark Knight and well on its way to a much higher spot.







STARRING:

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Tom Hiddleston as Loki

RELEASE DATE: Out Now!


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WolvieCBM - 5/13/2012, 8:22 AM
$1B after 19 DAYS!!!



HELL YEAH!



THORGodOfThunder - 5/13/2012, 8:24 AM
YEAAAA BUDDDY!!!!
scarecrow007 - 5/13/2012, 8:25 AM
And I have still yet to see it.
Jamesx51 - 5/13/2012, 8:25 AM
Brilliant news... Go Marvel
hero4life - 5/13/2012, 8:26 AM
oh shit.
thalidomide - 5/13/2012, 8:26 AM
1 [frick]ING BILLION AND THEY DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO RE-RELEASE THE MOVIE!!!!


HOW BOUT THAT!?!!?!
hero4life - 5/13/2012, 8:27 AM
hey even spider-man money goes a bit to them
skidz - 5/13/2012, 8:28 AM
Onward and upward.
TankD - 5/13/2012, 8:28 AM
@ scarecrow007 SUCKS TO BE YOU
Kayo - 5/13/2012, 8:30 AM
YESSSSSSSSSSSS
thalidomide - 5/13/2012, 8:30 AM
SMASHING RECORDS!!1


Anthrax - 5/13/2012, 8:31 AM
beat the dark knight domestic gross YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FightAs0ne - 5/13/2012, 8:32 AM
F**************************K YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AC1 - 5/13/2012, 8:33 AM
highest grossing film of all time by the end of the month. Here's hoping anyway! Love this film! Sad to see TDK knocked down another peg on the list but totally worth it if Avengers reaches number 1!
thalidomide - 5/13/2012, 8:33 AM
I confirm PR0T0TYP3's comment

Seen it 4 times :p
FightAs0ne - 5/13/2012, 8:34 AM
I still believe in heroes....and the money they make
MadTitan - 5/13/2012, 8:34 AM

HOLLYCOW!!!



1 Billion Points!!!

Win! Win! Win!
Maxi91291 - 5/13/2012, 8:35 AM
OOOOOHHH YEEEAAAHHHHHH !!!!!!
RorMachine - 5/13/2012, 8:35 AM
Overrated;)
marvel72 - 5/13/2012, 8:36 AM
F*CKIN EXCELLENT!

the dark knight 6 months to reach a billion.

the avengers 19 days to reach a billion.

now thats impressive.
PsyGuy - 5/13/2012, 8:36 AM
Congrats!!!!
UltimaRex - 5/13/2012, 8:39 AM
TDK, The Avengers, TDKR and hopefully MOS...

CBM's will never die.
BooYah - 5/13/2012, 8:39 AM
Just wait till the sequel comes out. Sequels always make more then the first.
OnLeatherWings - 5/13/2012, 8:39 AM
its a great day for CBM's :)
gambgel - 5/13/2012, 8:39 AM
Congrats!

this can only mean BIGGER and BETTER Marvel movies....

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
RaleighAntrobus - 5/13/2012, 8:39 AM
Congrats.

But man, I can't help but wonder at the kind of numbers a "Justice League" movie would do.
NerdyGeek - 5/13/2012, 8:41 AM


Sorry Batman and Spider-Man. The king has already been crowned!
ClarkFarley2012 - 5/13/2012, 8:41 AM
Congrats to Marvel. Very well done. Keep the hit movies coming.
Godzillafart - 5/13/2012, 8:43 AM
Awesome! Well deserved.
NerdyGeek - 5/13/2012, 8:43 AM
Appropriate music for this event...

RocketMadnessBoss - 5/13/2012, 8:44 AM
Well, I salute Marvel on this day, and I eat my own words. I was wrong about my predictions for just a $750 million gain. It was a pretty great movie, I've seen it twice (one of those times ended with Red Robin. YUM!)
thalidomide - 5/13/2012, 8:45 AM
@TheIrishAvenger

Thumbs up for you!!!
Priest - 5/13/2012, 8:45 AM
Someone owes me $50. It feels good to be right.
NeoBaggins - 5/13/2012, 8:45 AM
Obama really said that?
GingerBird - 5/13/2012, 8:45 AM
Man that is a LOT of 3D!
LAXtremest - 5/13/2012, 8:46 AM
I can just picture the angry people that have been trying desperately to shit on this film.... It might look something like this :

Dev7 - 5/13/2012, 8:46 AM
Nice! First lets hope it beats Titantic 1.8 Billion and then Avatar's 2.7 Billion. :D
RocketMadnessBoss - 5/13/2012, 8:47 AM
Barrack won't be president when the sequel is released. LOL he so silly. Someone should just go ahead and break the news to him.
GiantNerd0720 - 5/13/2012, 8:47 AM
@Intruder Nice find on that tweet bro, that was pretty cool.
HULK2099 - 5/13/2012, 8:48 AM
Here we come avatar
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