"The Avengers" Becomes Biggest Disney Release Of All Time

Fri, May 18th, 2012 at 9:21am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor
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Marvel's "The Avengers" continues to shatter box-office records, assembling moviegoers into theaters at an incredible rate. According to a recent report by The Hollywood Reporter, Earth's Mightiest Movie surpassed $1.07 billion worldwide on Thursday to become the #6 biggest film of all time and the highest-grossing release in Disney history, surpassing both "Toy Story 3" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." Additionally, "The Avengers" has taken the throne for the fastest release to reach $400 million domestically, clocking in with about $402 million at the end of Thursday.

The Thursday total puts "The Avengers" within reach of capturing the #2 spot for highest domestic grossing comic book film adaptations from "Spider-Man," which grossed $403.7 million during its entire life-span. However, Marvel's film has a long way to go in order to beat "The Dark Knight," which current sits at $533.3 million domestic, and even further in order to dethrone the top grossing movie of all time, "Avatar," which grossed $760.5 million during its time in theaters. However, "The Avengers" is well on its way to break the top ten domestic grossing movies of all time, needing only to surpass the $415 million total of "Toy Story 3."

Stay tuned to CBR News for more on the box office success of "The Avengers."

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