The film also managed to surpass the $1 billion mark worldwide after just 19 days in theaters. It still has a ways to go before it beats the film that has made the most money ever (James Cameron's Avatar, which grossed a very cool $2,727,946,415 worldwide), but it is possible for The Avengers to beat that record as well.
So in two weekends The Avengers managed to cream three domestic box office records and make over $1 billion worldwide. If there is a sequel (and there likely will be), I wonder how it will compare.
Here are the estimated ticket sales for Friday May 11th through Sunday May 13th at U.S. and Canadian theaters (from the Star Tribune):
1. The Avengers - $103.2 million
2. Dark Shadows - $28.8 million
3. Think Like a Man - $6.3 million
4. The Hunger Games - $4.4 million
5. The Lucky One - $4.1 million
6. The Pirates! Band of Misfits - $3.2 million
7. The Five-Year Engagement - $3.1 million
8. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - $2.7 million
9. Chimpanzee - $1.6 million
10. Girl in Progress - $1.4 million
Do you think that The Avengers will be able to take Avatar's top grossing film of all time record? Or do you think that Avatar 2 and 3 (releasing in 2015 and 2016 respectively) will keep the record out of the superheroes' hands for a while longer?
- Edessa, signing off