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‘The Avengers’ to Cross $600 Million Domestic Today!

Why is this such big news, you ask? By crossing the $600 million mark domestically, Marvel’s The Avengers becomes only the third film to ever register such a feat. The film’s global total is now estimated at $1.438 billion, and it stands as the number three film of all time both globally and domestically.

Check out some of the records The Avengers has shattered after the jump…

  • The Avengers opened with $207.4 million in sales – the biggest domestic debut of all time.
  • It was the fastest film to reach $200 million (3 days).
  • …$300 million (9 days).
  • …$400 million (14 days).
  • …$500 million (23 days).
  • It had the highest ever Saturday total ($69.5 million)
  • …and Sunday total ($57 million).

There have been 12 films to ever reach the billion dollar global mark, and now Disney has five of them. The other four 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.

So a big congratulations to our friends at Disney and Marvel, and to all the people involved with The Avengers success.

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Written by Mark Johnson

Lover of all things film and Oscar. Fantasy sports’ equivalent of George Steinbrenner. Your very own Han Solo, making friends all over the movie-loving galaxy in spite of himself. When he’s not ranking just about everything or dominating boardgames, Mark is breaking down the Oscar race 24/7 with Rain Man-like stats and knowledge. In his downtime, you can find him commiserating with other Northeast Ohio sports fans because a hero isn’t complete without a little heartbreak. If Game of Thrones, Lost, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Survivor are your style, then congratulations, you have something in common with this inglourious basterd.

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