The Avengers Actually Made MORE Than we Thought


Robert Downey Jr. in The Avengers (2012) Movie Character PosterWell, this is a rare exception. Usually when the studios estimate how much their movie made over the weekend, it’s for the most part less than they thought, since they are usually just taking Friday and Saturday numbers and extrapolating Sunday’s. Though it’s usually pretty close. Surprisingly so, oftentimes, for what is basically a “guesstimate”.

In the case of Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers”, though, the film actually made MORE than estimated — over $7 million buckaroos more, in fact.

With actual Monday numbers now officially in, “The Avengers” cleared $207.4 million, more than the previously estimated $200.3 million from yesterday. Overall, the Marvel superhero movie has now tallied $654.8 million in worldwide box office in less than two weeks of release, with the usually sci-fi-friendly Japan still waiting in the wings.

At this rate, it looks like reaching $1 billion won’t be a surprise for “The Avengers”. The curious part may be where it ends up. Will it eventually lose steam? James Cameron, the box office record holder with $2.7 billion, just kept chugging along. Even after it had topped off at $760 million in the States, the film continued to make money overseas.

Does “The Avengers” have that kind of staying power? We shall see in the coming weeks … and months … and overseas …

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr in The Avengers (2012) Movie Image

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  • takeru

    We at Japan have to wait until August 17th

    At this time now, our cinema had showed our own superhero; Kamen Rider X Super Sentai Movie..
    and The Avengers will have to wait for almost 3 months…

    Suck to have to wait ><

    • RedVirtue

      Sorry you have to wait! It’s an amazing film! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

  • LionHeart

    I’ll be watching the numbers closely. Really hope this can reach the top, but I’m skeptical. Still, I want this to be as runaway a hit as possible. This film is proof this is where comic books need to work towards, and higher numbers will convince the suits all the more.

  • tomerik

    I don’t think it will top Avatar , just because Avatar was the “birth” of modern 3D. I think it will end up just shy of 1.3 billion. Wich is huge and very awesome cause that will ensure probably nnot one but two Avenger movies. It’s the best movietime on cinema i ever had. It was right up there with independence day for me. A little better infact. And hey maybe DC will make a justive league because of this ? wow :)