BOX OFFICE: Marvel's THE AVENGERS Becomes Third Highest-Grossing Film Ever

BOX OFFICE: Marvel's THE AVENGERS Becomes Third Highest-Grossing Film Ever

It's official! The Joss Whedon-directed superhero epic The Avengers is now third highest-grossing film of all time worldwide, just behind Avatar and Titanic...

Well, this is rather a huge accomplishment for Marvel Studios: The Avengers is now officially the third highest-grossing movie ever domestically (The Dark Knight previously held that spot), with James Cameron's Avatar and Titanic being #1 and #2. And this is where the film will stay, as it probably won't manage to pass Titanic's gross (with the re-release). According to Box Office, the Joss Whedon-directed film managed to add another $5.6 million on Friday, which means the total gross is now $538.116 million. And it also passed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 for a #3 spot at the global box office.

When it comes to other films at the box office this weekend, Snow White and the Huntsman made $20.3 million on Friday and it's set for a very solid $55.8M opening weekend.

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.

Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, & directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble on May 4, 2012. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In addition to "Marvel's The Avengers," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Iron Man 3" on May 3, 2013; and “Thor 2” on November 8, 2013.

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