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Mania Box Office Report: Avengers Enters the Billion Dollar Club

11th Overall World Wide

By Robert T. Trate     May 13, 2012
Source: Box Office Mojo

It would have been a coup if Dark Shadows would have actually beat The Avengers this weekend. That wasn’t going to happen. In all honesty, the only film that probably would have beaten The Avengers comes at the end of the summer, The Dark knight Rises. Now that I have stirred up that hornet’s nest, let’s get on with the Box Office Report. 

The Avengers took in $103.2 million this weekend earning it the second highest second weekend ever; placing it ahead of Avatar’s $75.6 million. It took a few other records as well being the fastest movie to earn $300 and $350 million. Not to mention the best 8th, 9th and 10th day grosses. At the rate at which The Avengers is making money it should topple The Dark Knight’s third place record of $533.3 million.

However there is another Box Office Report out there. It is the list of the grosses for The Avengers on a world wide scale. Box Office Mojo is reporting that Joss Whedon’s The Avengers will pass into the legendary 1 Billion Dollar Club. It joins Avatar, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Titanic, Toy Story 3, Alice in Wonderland (yeah, wow), and the last two Pirates of the Caribbean movies. 

Can The Avengers do it again for a third week in a row? Will the Dark Knight Rises surpass these numbers? Who will be crowned King of the Summer of 2012, Marvel or DC?

Currently The Avengers places 11th on the “All Time World Wide Box Office Record Chart” with $1,002.1 Billion. By next week it could bump one of these films out of the top 10.





























Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2







Transformers: Dark of the Moon







The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King







Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest







Toy Story 3







Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides







Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace







Alice in Wonderland (2010)






This week's genre release is Hasbro’s and Universal Studios Battleship. Can John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) and Rihanna even make a dent in The Avengers’ Box Office take?


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Clownican 5/13/2012 6:58:03 PM

Hey Warner Bros. / DC... Remember when you guys had Joss Whedon writing Wonder Woman for you and then you trashed it??? I hope that studio exec got fired.

vitieddie 5/13/2012 7:20:05 PM

Watched Dark Shadows on Saturday ... it was kinda .... crap. Boring is the best word for it. And there was this weird werewolf sub plot that pops up of nowhere - you'll see what I mean. 1.5/5

(Is this the best you can do, WB???)

PS - Harry, I am not a fan but I hope you keep your World BO placing :)

invisage 5/13/2012 7:42:18 PM

It might not take Avatars top spot (who know though) but the 2 billion dollar mark cant be unrealistic if they have topped 1 billion already? And you would think it will take another $125 mil world wide over the week so it should be sitting in 4th spot by Sunday.

No top 10 this week rob? How did Dark Shadows actually do?

iceknight52 5/13/2012 7:42:35 PM

Not surprised here but you might want to be careful when you refer to Burton's films as "crap." This group is sensitive to it.

CyanideRush 5/13/2012 7:42:40 PM

 Absolutely nuts! Can't wait to see where this ends up

goirish83 5/13/2012 8:12:28 PM

@ iceknight52...............I don't get the love for Burton, Dark Shadows was a trainwreck.  he needs to take a LONG vacation and draw up a new plan, same for Depp.  Same type movie, and same type character.  And vitieddie is right on the money, the movie was boring as hell.

vitieddie 5/13/2012 8:15:30 PM

Guys - google "Marvel says Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight is greatest thing that happened to comic book movies"

Is this bipartisanship or is Kevin going "bwahahaha, your ass is mine, DC!" behind the scenes?

jedibanner 5/13/2012 8:26:57 PM

great article vitieddie

wish 5/13/2012 9:03:08 PM

wow, just killing it at the box office!  I'm happy for everyone involved, especially Joss Whedon since it means we will get a lot more of his brand of entertainment now and that is about the best thing that could come from this, and of course more Avengers films.....

Dark Shadows sucked, it was hard to watch, I'm a fan of Burton and Depp but this was just a bad idea with bad execution.  I hope for a lot better from both of them in whatever they do next. 

GothicStorm 5/13/2012 11:07:13 PM

The question is not "will the Avengers movie bump one of these out", but "when the Avengers bumps one of these (if not ALL) of these". All I have to say is this day is a great victory for Marvel fans. Get ready for several more years of movies from these and more Marvel characters from Marvel Studios.

I'm glad I saved my money on the Dark Shadows movie. Apparently all of the humerous parts of the trailer were all this movie could muster. I hate when studios do that. I think we'll say the same for Battleship as well by the end of this week...that movie looks like garbage. I think they're just showing some of the Transformers footage that ended up on the cutting room floor actually.

Btw, Robert, that hornets nest was stirred up a long time ago. In all honesty, TDKR will not beat the Avengers due to a handful of reasons...

1. The movie comes during the Summer...most people (Joe Public) will be on vacation (beach, mountains, granny's farm, etc) and won't be thinking of sitting inside a movie theater for 2 plus hours.

2. Several kids will be away at camps... (I know mine will)

3. Several parents won't think this movie to be appropriate for younger kids. I posted a poll on my facebook and I received more "No's" than "Yes's" when asked if parents will take their kids to see this movie.

4. Most families will be low on funds. Due to those Summer vacations and most families getting ready to buy school supplies, not many will be thinking about spending an extra $75 to $100 for a night at the movies. Not to mention grocery bills going up during Summer break! (more on that in a bit)

5. Dollar theaters will be jam packed. The Avengers just might be in some dollar theaters by this date. If that's the case, I know where my family and I will be that following weekend! $10 for my family's tickets (@$1.99) compared to $50 or so (@ average of $10 a piece) do the math.

Marvel and Disney knew what they were doing when they announced the release date of May 4th...families were still getting their taxes back, some parents had just gotten paid at the end of the month (like me, plus a seasonal bonus check which equals going all out with Avengers 3D), Summer break isn't here yet...don't have to spend a fortune on the grocery bill just yet!

Great job, Marvel! I hope this does, however, result in WB/DC taking a hard look at how it's done... *cough* Source material *cough* We all know what's after The Avengers for Marvel. Now the question becomes...What's after The Dark Knight Rises for DC?

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