The Avengers Sets New Domestic BO Records
As expected, Disney and Marvel’s long-awaited superhero team movie The Avengers has set an all time industry record by grossing $200.3 million domestically last May 4 to 6, which bested the previous record set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (which recorded a $169 million take).
Disney’s tentpole international cume is now $641.8 million through Sunday, with 12 days in release in other territories. That’s not even counting the fact that The Avengers has yet to open in other territories, such as Israel, Poland, and Japan.
Marvel and Disney also have a few more aces up their sleeves, with the announcement that Captain America: The First Avenger’s sequel scheduled for release on April 4, 2014, as well as a sequel to Thor coming up in November 15, 2013. There’s also the third installment of the hit Iron Man franchise, which has already earned over $1.2 billion in revenues worldwide, with plans to repeat the box office success on May 3, 2013.