The Avengers Passes $1 Billion Mark Worldwide in 19 Days!

Walt Disney Pictures reports that Marvel’s The Avengers is expected to cross the $1 billion global box office mark today on its 19th day of release! It will be the first Marvel film and fifth Disney release to reach $1 billion.

Domestically, the Joss Whedon action adventure added $103.2 million, which is the first time in history a film has crossed the $100 million mark its second weekend. Last weekend, the film set the opening weekend record with $207.4 million. Internationally, “The Avengers” earned $95.4 million this weekend. The film has earned an estimated $373.2 million now in North America and $628.9 million overseas for a worldwide total of $1,002.1 million.

That means in just 19 days, the $220 million-budgeted film has surpassed The Dark Knight‘s $1,001.9 million and has climbed to the 11th spot on the all-time worldwide list. It’s also the fastest film to reach the $200 million mark domestically in three days, the fastest to reach $300 million in nine days, it has the highest Saturday ($69.5 million) and Sunday ($57 million) totals of all time, and the second-biggest single-day gross of all time ($80.8 million).

Opening in second place domestically was Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, which earned an estimated $28.2 million from 3,755 theaters. Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Eva Green, Chloë Grace Moretz, Bella Heathcote and Gully McGrath, Warner Bros.’ big screen adaptation cost about $150 million to make.

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