‘Avengers’ Crosses $600 Million Mark at U.S. Box Office

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Those who were worried that the superhero movie genre was in danger of burning out after the overload of 2011 – what with Thor, Green Lantern, X-Men: First Class and Captain America all achieving mild success – need not worry any longer. With earnings like this, you can be sure that movie studios are going to once again run back to the same well, hoping to have their own drink of Marvel’s success.

For superhero movie fans, this news will be most welcome; though it remains a point of high interest to see if Sony fares even a fractionally as well with The Amazing Spider-Man - and of course, the big point of debate: whether or not Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy finale, The Dark Knight Rises will be able to do well as The Dark Knights $1 billion worldwide ($533 million domestic) box office haul – without iconic characters like The Joker, or the interest spurred by real-life incidents like the death of Heath Ledger.

joker burning money in tdk Avengers Crosses $600 Million Mark at U.S. Box Office

"Don't count on me to bring in the big bucks, Bats."

The other side of this equation is the question of how Marvel will fare during “Phase 2″ of their movie universe building. With several rumored films on the way – Ant-Man, Black PantheGuardians of the Galaxy - and sequels to their solo character films already in production – Iron Man 3,  Captain America 2Black Panther, it remains to be seen if the masses will turn out with as much enthusiasm for these smaller-scale projects, or if we perhaps will have to wait until Avengers 2 comes around to see Marvel Studios set this level of precedent again.

Of course, these are all small matters to be concerned about at this juncture; The Avengers is a massive success, a good movie to boot (read our review) and the movie fantasies of comic book geeks everywhere will continue to become realities. What’s not to smile about?

The Avengers is now in theaters; and if you haven’t placed your orders for the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled  collection, you better click the preceding link and get on that now!

Source: Marvel

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  1. Please tell me die hard fans of TDK aren’t heartbroken over the fact The Avengers took over it’s spot among another truth.

  2. wow, they can make more than that because there`s 7 billion ppl. worldwide and a ton more than that in this country.

  3. Why does avengers release so late in japan (August 14th)? Over 3 months!?!?!

  4. Kofi, you have two links to Black Panther here. The first one is in the correct spot, but misspelled, the second is spelled right but is where a link for Thor 2 should be.

    In other news, I just don’t see The Dark Knight Rises making as much as the Dark Knight. Until recently, WB has stayed pretty tight lipped about the film cutting down the press for it until recently. The Villains aren’t as big of a draw because of the bad taste of Bane we got in Batman and Robin and Catwoman in Batman Returns/Catwoman. Also, no crazy kind of controversy going on. I’m not saying someone dying is a good thing, but it sure boosted the numbers for DK, and DKR won’t have that

    • …which is exactly what they said.

  5. do you post how much money every film has made after a certain time? or is there a certain number of top films which you post how much money they`ve made after a certain while? the minimum place for a money-grossing record for a movie should be in 10th.