The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises Pass Box-Office Milestones
Labor Day weekend say the horror film The Possession do better than expected and something called Ooglieloves bomb spectacularly, but the real story came with news that both The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises crossed major worldwide box office thresholds.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel’s The Avengers, which returned to theaters Friday for a limited engagement, earned another $1.7 million domestically, which helped to bump its worldwide total past the $1.5 billion mark. It remains the third-highest grossing film of all time, behind Titanic ($2.2 billion) and Avatar ($2.8 billion).
The trade paper also reports that Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide, slipping past The Dark Knight to become only the 13th film in history to earn more than a billion dollars. The Dark Knight ended its theatrical run in 2008 with $1.003 billion worldwide.