Marvel’s The Avengers becomes third film to reach $600 million
I love it when something actually lives up to the hype whether an amazing comic book story, an epically built wrestling match and especially a movie. From the second I heard about the post-Iron Man credits with Nick Fury discussing the Avengers initiative, I was geeked at the mention let alone the actual possibility of an Avengers movie.
Fast-forward four years and not only did “Marvel’s The Avengers” exceed all kinds of expectations from comic book die-hards (guilty), movie critics and the general summer movie audience ready for a blockbuster the likes we haven’t seen since “The Dark Knight,” but you may have heard it went on to make a whole heckuva lot of money.
On their march to the peak of the all-time box office charts, “The Avengers” knocked out Darth Vader, Harry Potter, E.T., Shrek, Jack Sparrow, Buzz & Woody, Katniss and the dark knight himself, Batman.
The only foe that proved stronger than Loki was James Cameron’s money-makers “Avatar” and “Titanic.” But when your film grosses more than $600 million in the U.S. and $1.44 billion worldwide, there’s not a whole lot to feel bad about, especially when one considers this was the first Avengers movie and the inevitable sequel could potentially be even better.
The very well-received 2005 “Batman Begins” is #113 on the all-time highest grossing list with $205.3 million. Its 2008 sequel, “The Dark Knight” did slightly better grossing $533 million and only trailed “Titanic” as the all-time highest grossing film before “Avatar” and “Marvel’s The Avengers” passed it.
So in honor of my favorite movie of the year [yes, I'm comfortable calling it for 2012], here’s the review of “Marvel’s The Avengers” once again.