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It looks like superheroes are more popular than boy wizards. Need proof? According to The Hollywood Reporter, this weekend Marvel’s The Avengers surpassed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 to become the third highest-grossing film of all time in the global box office. It also unseated The Dark Knight to become the No. 3 film of all time in North America.
The total to date for the Joss Whedon-directed blockbuster is $1.331 billion. The two films still ahead of The Avengers happen to both be by James Cameron: Avatar at No. 1 with $2.8 billion, and Titanic at No. 2 with $1.8 billion.
Could the Marvel Studios/Disney film go on to topple Cameron’s juggernauts? It’s highly, highly unlikely. But just in case, we have our “Avengers sinks Titanic” headlines ready to run.