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The Avengers makes big bucks

It’s officially the third biggest movie of all time, with massive earnings at the box office

hollywood Updated: Jun 06, 2012 01:14 IST


It’s officially the third biggest movie of all time, with massive earnings at the box office. Filmmaker Joss Whedon’s Avengers has officially overtaken last year’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, to become the third biggest title of all time at the worldwide box office. The superhero hit has scored big at the by earning $1.331 billion — toppling Harry Potter franchise’s record of $1.328 billion.

However, the number one position is held by filmmaker James Cameron’s, Avatar (2009) which stars actors Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington and Michelle Rodriguez, with $2.8 billion in earnings. It’s followed by the cult classic, multiple Academy Award winning film, Titanic (1997), which has earned $2.185 billion at the box office, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Within 19 days of its release, The Avengers matched the record for speedy earnings, previously set by Avatar and Deathly Hallows. The film is also the highest-grossing movie of 2012 till now, after The Hunger Games, which stars actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.

The Avengers

US $ 1.33 billion

The film received positive reviews from most critics, and set numerous box office records, including the record for the fastest film to gross $1 billion worldwide


US $ 2.8 billion

Following the film’s success, James Cameron signed with 20th Century Fox to produce two sequels


US $ 2.1 billion

The 1997 film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards. It won 11, including the awards for best picture and director

First Published: Jun 05, 2012 16:48 IST