Crosses 100 million mark
It seems like there is no stopping the Avengers juggernaut as the Marvel superheroes raked in $1003.2 million in the second week in the U.S. and Canada. This is the first time a movie in the U.S. and Canada broke the 100 million mark in its second week. This is the films second record after setting the opening weekend record of $207.4 million last week.
Avengers hits $1 billion mark globally
The movie is doing so well internationally also that just 19 days after its first screening internationally its total gross income crossed the $1 billion mark internationally. This week it raked in $95.4 million globally taking its international total to $628.9 million. Add the domestic total to this figure and you can see that the superhero movie has crossed the billion mark.
The success of the movie is a massive lift for director Joss Whedon, who has had a mixed directorial career so far. Some hits have been mixed with enough flops to keep him grounded, but he knows that it’s all about to change now.
“Topping a box office record is super-dope,” he wrote on his website.
“People have told me that this matters, that my life is about to change. I am sure that is true. And change is good – change is exciting.
“What doesn’t change is that I’ve had the smartest, most loyal, most passionate, most articulate group of – I’m not even gonna say fans. I’m going with ‘peeps’ – that any cult oddity such as my bad self could have dreamt of,” he added.