Avengers breaks record for best second week in domestic box office
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.