Avengers Crosses $1 Billion Mark

Closing out its second weekend at the domestic box-office, “Marvel’s The Avengers” dropped only 50% to $103 million for the weekend – an incredible number considering how high it opened.

It’s no shock that it’s the “best second weekend ever”, beating out Avatar’s $75.6 million, while its current domestic total sits at $373.2 million.

Even more impressive is, after three weeks of international release, the film has just crossed the $1 billion global mark. It has now passed the worldwide box-office of “The Dark Knight” to become the 11th highest grossing film globally of all time.

The big question now is where it will finish up on that chart. Passing the 3rd placed final “Harry Potter” with $1.33 billion is a certainty. The real question is where it will settle in relation to James Cameron’s “Avatar” and “Titanic” which sit high above everything else with $2.78 billion and $2.18 billion respectively.

Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” was the only wide opener in the United States this weekend and slightly underwhelmed, pulling in a disappointing $28 million dollar opening which is less than the studio hoped for but not a disaster either.