BOX OFFICE: THE AVENGERS Expected To Finish With $616M Domestic; $1.5B Worldwide
How's that for a coincidence? (the world in the Marvel comic books is often referred to as the, "616 Universe") Marvel's The Avengers is expected to finish its domestic and worldwide run with the above figures and you can find more details after the jump.
Forbes reports that Marvel's The Avengers is set to finish its worldwide run with a little more than $1.5 billion in total (it's impossible to be too specific at this point as it doesn't open in Japan until next month). Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble currently sits comfortably at the #3 spot of all-time highest grossing movies and that's where it will end its run, although the fact that it didn't take the top spot certainly doesn't lessen its achievement. Domestically, it has currently accumulated $615.280 million, and is expected to finish at $616 million by the end of next month before going on sale on DVD and Blu-ray in September. Marvel Studios took a big gamble when they decided to kick off a shared universe with 2008's Iron Man, and while there were a few stumbles along the way, it all came to a head with Marvel's The Avengers earlier this year in spectacular fashion. Of course, now that the film has been such a huge success, one the question remains. When will Earth's Mightiest Heroes return to the big screen?! For starters, Marvel Studios will need to get Robert Downey Jr. signed up for more movies (his commitment to them finishes with Iron Man 3).
Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures Marvel’s The Avengers--the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
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: September 17th, 2012 (UK) September 25th, 2012 (US)
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