Yes, you read right, just 19 days after its UK release, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE has passed $1 billion in worldwide box-office takings. Only 11 other films in the history of cinema have accomplished this feat.

Indeed AVENGERS ASSEMBLE has seen its US box-office fall only 50% in its second week on release, which is astonishing and indicates already people are revisiting their local multiplex for a second dose of superhero shenanigans. Disney’s CEO and Chairman, Robert A. Iger, had this to say:

“We’re obviously thrilled with the global success of The Avengers, it’s a fantastic movie and an extraordinary franchise that will continue with more great stories and compelling characters for years to come.”

So what do you reckon, is AVENGERS ASSEMBLE a real threat to AVATAR’s mark of $2.78 billion? We’ve got a sneaky feeling at THN that it might just be, especially as we’re all off to see it again this week!

Source: TIME
Sam is a bloody lovely lad born and raised in Bristol (he’s still there and can’t escape). Favourite films include THE LOST BOYS, DRIVE, FIGHT CLUB and COMMANDO, well pretty much any 1980s Arnie film you can throw his way…even RED SONJA. Sam once cancelled a Total Film subscription after they slagged off Teen Wolf. He resubscribed 2 days later.