“The Dark Knight Rises” cracked the $300 million mark Tuesday in its 12th day of release to earn $304 million. In just about any other summer that would be major news, but “Marvel’s The Avengers” reached $389 million in the same span and was rapidly closing in on $400 million. “TDKR” is also trailing behind “The Dark Knight,” which was at $333 million in the same time frame. At least in “TDK’s” case it also had to contend with a highly-viewed 2008 Summer Olympics and Michael Phelps’ record-setting quest. More
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Continuing its assault on the record books, “Marvel’s The Avengers” reached $300 million faster than any movie with a $29.1 million haul Friday and safe estimates have it bringing in another $100 million. If those estimates hold true, it’ll reach $350 million by weekend’s end.
Also of note, it’s making money faster than “Avatar” at this point, which made close to $80 million its second weekend so “Avengers” actually looks like it will be the highest grossing movie of all time.
That would make it #20 on the all-time highest domestic grossing list, knocking out “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,” which currently sits at $340 million.
Next up to dethrone is a film I will take great satisfaction in watching it beat out #19′s “Transformers Dark of the Moon.” I caught a 2:10 showing today and it was packed. For the record, it’s still awesome three viewings in. I’d guess it will easily reach the top 10 by Monday at the latest.