Even with Warner Brothers’ The Dark Knight Rises and Sony‘s The Amazing Spider-Man soon being unleashing into theaters, people are still talking The Avengers.
The Joss Whedon feature continues to break records months after it’s initial May 4th release, now becoming a $600 million dollar blockbuster! That brings it’s global total to an astounding 1.4 billion, making it the 3rd highest grossing feature film of all time and also the highest grossing comic book movie ever.
It’s an amazing feat for such a film, even with a $50 million paycheck reportedly being netted by Robert Downy Jr. and his fantastic contract negotiators. But despite all these accolades it’s still only “phase one”, which means it’s time for the second phase of Marvel’s money-making production. This next step in Marvel Studios’ expansion of the multi-franchise might be a little much, but with everything set to be released over the course of the next few years instead of all at once, it should be easy to digest.
Currently being worked on are future sequels Iron Man 3, Captain America 2 and The Avengers 2 as well as the rumored Ant-Man, Black Panther and Guardians of the Galaxy projects. The future looks bright for Marvel and it’s films right now. In the meantime, The Avengers must surpass James Cameron’s Titanic and his blue alien love fest Avatar to take the top spot. But given enough time, it could be done.
So if you’d like to see it cross that heavenly $700 million dollar marker you should head to theaters and watch The Avengers for what could be your eighth or ninth time. Be sure to pray to your Joss Whedon statue before you go in order to give it a little more meaning.
Source: Screen Rant