'The Avengers' to Cross One Billion Dollars

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Posted by gmanfromheck (42010 posts) - - Show Bio

Everyone's talking about The Avengers. Last week we saw it successfully smashed box office opening records with a $207.4 million opening weekend, the biggest domestic debut of all time. Tickets sales haven't slowed down too much as it's expected to cross the $1 billion threshold at the global box office on May 13, its 19th day in release. As one of only 12 films in history to gross $1 billion, it joins 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 on Disney’s list of billion-dollar films.

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Everyone's happy including Robert Iger, Disney's Chairman and CEO. He's stated that the franchise will continue with "great stories and compelling characters for years to come."

So obviously we will be seeing more:

On May 8, Disney announced that a sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers was in development, following last month’s announcement that a follow-up to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger will be released April 4, 2014. A sequel to last summer’s Thor is scheduled for release November 15, 2013, and the third installment of the hit Iron Man series, which has earned over $1.2 billion worldwide, will arrive in theaters May 3, 2013.

Let's hope we get an official release date for The Avengers 2 soon.

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#1 Edited by venomoushatred1001 (12452 posts) - - Show Bio

Look at them all. They're like "We're so paid" XD

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#2 Posted by Deranged Midget (18346 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome! I'm happy to see that they mentioned Iron Man 3 as the third film in the "franchise" and not the trilogy.

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#3 Posted by clumsyninja (148 posts) - - Show Bio

JP Morgan, assemble!!!

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#4 Posted by Primmaster64 (21668 posts) - - Show Bio
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#5 Posted by cattlebattle (15472 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:
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you forgot one LOL
 
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#6 Posted by Primmaster64 (21668 posts) - - Show Bio
@cattlebattle said:
@Primmaster64 said:
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you forgot one LOL
 
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lol I don't think Batman counts...or at least he should be angry...XD You do get why I used Hugh and Andrew right?
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#7 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (15333 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

@Primmaster64 said:
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you forgot one LOL

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I honestly do not know who the last one is.

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#8 Posted by cattlebattle (15472 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64: Of course
 
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Are you serious....with your username??
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#9 Posted by Inverno (13757 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope the success doesn't go over their heads...

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#10 Posted by Primmaster64 (21668 posts) - - Show Bio
@cattlebattle: XD Trolling...XD
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#11 Edited by venomoushatred1001 (12452 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

I hope the success doesn't go over their heads...

It will. It always does.

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#12 Posted by papad1992 (7025 posts) - - Show Bio

And where's Scarlett Johansson??

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#13 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (15333 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

@Primmaster64: Of course

@DarkKnightDetective: Are you serious....with your username??

Of course I'm not serious, that's clearly Micheal Keaton.

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#14 Posted by cattlebattle (15472 posts) - - Show Bio
@DarkKnightDetective: I can never tell sarcasm from text....your wrong anyway, its George Clooney
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#15 Posted by Inverno (13757 posts) - - Show Bio

@venomoushatred1001 said:

@CaioTrubat said:

I hope the success doesn't go over their heads...

It will. It always does.

Then the next Avengers movie is going to be downhill...

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#16 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12452 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

@venomoushatred1001 said:

@CaioTrubat said:

I hope the success doesn't go over their heads...

It will. It always does.

Then the next Avengers movie is going to be downhill...

I can see that happening since that sort of thing happens a lot.

Spider-Man 3, anyone...

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#17 Posted by tensor (7090 posts) - - Show Bio

Well i am happy to say i help with those sales, good stuff.

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#18 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (15333 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

@DarkKnightDetective: I can never tell sarcasm from text....your wrong anyway, its George Clooney

yeah this site need improvements on sarcasm, and that IS a job for!!!!

COMPUTER NERD!!
COMPUTER NERD!!
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#19 Posted by DanialCarroll (2539 posts) - - Show Bio

Alice In Wonderland broke $1 billion!?!

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#20 Edited by Hot_Karl (288 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely eating my words right now. Said that Avengers wouldn't even make more money in America than Hunger Games. Couldn't have been more wrong. Congrats to them. How high is the ceiling for this one though? $1.6 billion worldwide? Dark Knight probably won't be able to touch that but I think it'll still be a close match in America, at least.

@Danial79 said:

Alice In Wonderland broke $1 billion!?!

Yes, unfortunately enough. Burton + Depp + recognizable property + first big 3D movie post-Avatar= lowered standards/ $1 Billion in ticket sales.

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#21 Edited by Mutant X (1584 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, people already complaining about Avengers 2. Haha. Anyways, amazing movie. I look forward to future installments.

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#22 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

::Golf Clap:: Bravo, bravo!

Now lets see if this guy can come close to that record on June 8th. And kudos to anyone who knows what this is and what movie I'm referring to...

P.S. I'm just joking mind you...I'm just excited Avengers is doing so well and that this movie is on its way in less than a month...

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#23 Posted by The Stegman (35309 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously?...Alice in wonderland is on that list???

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#24 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2696 posts) - - Show Bio

Thats so great. If Marvel knew what was good for them they would hire back Joss Whedon as the director of the sequel fast before his price went up.

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#25 Posted by jhazzroucher (20510 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm actually seeing Avengers film to become the third highest grossing film of all time, just behind Avatar and Titanic.

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#26 Posted by Inverno (13757 posts) - - Show Bio

@Danial79 said:

Alice In Wonderland broke $1 billion!?!

@The Stegman said:

Seriously?...Alice in wonderland is on that list???
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#27 Edited by haydenclaireheroes (11052 posts) - - Show Bio

I am very happy with the movie's success

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#28 Posted by CODYSF (2240 posts) - - Show Bio
We all know this is the movie that is going to break records up the roof.
We all know this is the movie that is going to break records up the roof.
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#29 Posted by Zeeguy91 (1589 posts) - - Show Bio

@CODYSF said:

We all know this is the movie that is going to break records up the roof.
We all know this is the movie that is going to break records up the roof.

Hell YEAH it will!!! Can't wait!

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#30 Posted by fingernail9 (30 posts) - - Show Bio

This Movie wouldn't have made so much if tickets weren't freakin 10$! And that's just regular screening.

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#31 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12452 posts) - - Show Bio

@CODYSF said:

We all know this is the movie that is going to break records up the roof.
We all know this is the movie that is going to break records up the roof.

Doubt it'll beat Avengers.

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#32 Posted by jhazzroucher (20510 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

@Danial79 said:

Alice In Wonderland broke $1 billion!?!

@The Stegman said:

Seriously?...Alice in wonderland is on that list???
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It's all because of Johnny Depp. : )

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#33 Posted by CODYSF (2240 posts) - - Show Bio
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@venomoushatred1001:

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#34 Posted by moywar700 (3013 posts) - - Show Bio

avengers 3 will suck just like spider-man 3 did and also x-men 3.

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#35 Posted by Rdhg (19 posts) - - Show Bio

@fingernail9: idk where u live pal, but i got my tickets for 7.50

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#36 Posted by tg1982 (2832 posts) - - Show Bio

@venomoushatred1001 said:

@CODYSF said:

We all know this is the movie that is going to break records up the roof.
We all know this is the movie that is going to break records up the roof.

Doubt it'll beat Avengers.

I agree. I won't beat Avengers.

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

::Golf Clap:: Bravo, bravo!

Now lets see if this guy can come close to that record on June 8th. And kudos to anyone who knows what this is and what movie I'm referring to...

P.S. I'm just joking mind you...I'm just excited Avengers is doing so well and that this movie is on its way in less than a month...

Um Prometeus?

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#37 Posted by TheMess1428 (2211 posts) - - Show Bio

They said they have 5 movies in the works but only announced 3.

1. Iron Man 3

2. Thor 2

3. Captain America 2

4. Unknown

5. Unknown

Candidates: Black Widow, Ant-Man, Hulk 2, and Avengers 2.

Sidenote: I read an article (and can't remember where) that said that Marvel claims they won't use Hulk for anything other than a member of the Avengers in the Avengers movies from now on. Which kinda sucks.

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#38 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1763 posts) - - Show Bio

Avengers rule, Batman will drool.

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#39 Posted by TheHeat (692 posts) - - Show Bio

@Primmaster64 said:

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Disney, get these guys in the sequel!

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#40 Posted by TheHeat (692 posts) - - Show Bio

@CODYSF said:

We all know this is the movie that is going to break records up the roof.
We all know this is the movie that is going to break records up the roof.

No. It won't.

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#41 Edited by Zeeguy91 (1589 posts) - - Show Bio

@Miss_Garrick said:

Avengers rule, Batman will drool.

Wow. Could you be more of a Marvel fangirl?

TDKR will be awesome and everyone I talk too is excited about it. Like people who know nothing about comics.

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#42 Posted by Zeeguy91 (1589 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheHeat: And your reasoning for that is.....?

Oh yeah, a movie that's the sequel to what is hailed as one of the best movies of all time and as a candidate for the best comic book movie of all time isn't going to break $1 billion in box office revenue...yeah, I can definitely see the logic in that.

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#43 Posted by TheHeat (692 posts) - - Show Bio

@Zeeguy91: Is your butt hurt from what I said? Can you please tell me which records TDKR will break? That is what is suggesting.

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#44 Posted by lronMan (31 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll be seeing Avengers for a third time. Best comic book movie since Kick-Ass.

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#45 Posted by Bleeble (44 posts) - - Show Bio

@Zeeguy91 said:

one of the best movies of all time

No.

@Zeeguy91 said:

best comic book movie of all time

Sure, why not? I wilI admit that I actually enjoyed Batman Begins more though,

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#46 Posted by sora_thekey (8811 posts) - - Show Bio

Wasn't it a month ago that all of the records were being broken by Hunger Games? The geeks shall inherit the earth!

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#47 Posted by Zeeguy91 (1589 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheHeat said:

@Zeeguy91: Is your butt hurt from what I said? Can you please tell me which records TDKR will break? That is what is suggesting.

Wow. Seriously? Grow up.

And there's a very good chance that it will break into the top 10, given the enthusiasm for the movie and the fact that its prequel was such a success.

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#48 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheHeat said:

@CODYSF said:

We all know this is the movie that is going to break records up the roof.
We all know this is the movie that is going to break records up the roof.

No. It won't.

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#49 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio

marvel movies own the summer. DC always finish lasts,

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#50 Posted by TheHeat (692 posts) - - Show Bio
@Zeeguy91: How is that record-breaking as @CODYSF suggested? He said that TDKR "is going to break records up the roof." 
 
So, which records are these?

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