Sunday, May 13, 2012

'The Avengers' smashes box office records more efficiently than the Hulk

The Avengers has officially passed the billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office, after only a week and a half in theaters.

That means that it has shattered 23 records, and is set to break even more as attendance shows no sign of slipping. These records include best opening weekend, best second weekend, best 3-day, 4-day, 5-day, 6-day, 7-day, and 8-day gross, and the fastest film to gross every amount between $100 million and $350 million.

Avatar is the current all-time champ, having made $2.7 billion worldwide, but that took over 34 weeks to achieve. In the same time that The Avengers broke $1 billion, Avatar was going steady at a measly $300 million.

And not only is Joss Whedon's blockbuster on track to become the biggest movie ever, but it has widespread critical acclaim, with a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. Check out my quick review here.

And go see The Avengers right now! It is a great movie, and I can't think of any storyteller more deserving to take the throne of box office king than Joss.

Art: 'Where The Avengers Are' by AgarthanGuide on DeviantArt


oLOVElia said...

I'm sorry, did you just say "a measly $300 million"?! That's awesome, though, that Avengers was/is such a success. How much did it cost to make?

Anonymous said...

Saw the movie. Found it lame. This show demonstrates how low the movie-watching public's intelligence is since to reach those numbers, many hundreds of thousands of people would have to be seeing the show multiple times.

Bruce said...

I agree Anom. I didn't find anything exceptional about this film. It's a very polished summer action flick, but character development is nonexistent and the plot only serves to allow for big fights. It was forgotten almost as soon as I left the theatre. But hey, a big movie like this means somewhere down the line a chance can be taken on a more interesting small film that's trying to say something. Though it would be nice to see the films I truly appreciate get some numbers like this now and again.