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"Avengers" Dethrones "Dark Knight" As Top Comic Book Adaptation Worldwide

Marvel's "The Avengers" has overtaken "The Dark Knight" to become the highest grossing comic book adaptation worldwide, with over $1 billion in box office take to date.

"The Avengers" Surpasses $1 Billion Worldwide

Marvel's "The Avengers" earned a record $103. 2 million in its second weekend of domestic release, helping to push its worldwide haul past the $1 billion mark in just 19 days.

"The Avengers 2" Already In The Works

Less than a week after the premiere of "The Avengers," Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed there will be a sequel to Earth's Mightiest Movie following sequels to "Iron Man," "Thor" and "Captain America."

"The Avengers" Crosses $700 Million Mark In Under 2 Weeks

Marvel's "The Avengers" continues to break records, crossing the worldwide $700 million mark in under 2 weeks while extending its reach to other industries, causing a spike in Los Angeles shawarma sales.

"The Avengers" Continue To Smash Records, Takes In $207 Million In North American Opening Weekend

As Sunday's box office reports roll in with better-than-expected results, Marvel Studios has revised "The Avengers'" North American opening weekend's take to $207 million.

"The Avengers" Opens to Record-Breaking $200.3 Million

Marvel's "The Avengers" opened this weekend to a record-shattering $200.3 million in North America to become the largest domestic debut of all time. The film has earned $641.8 million worldwide in just 12 days.

"The Avengers" Rakes In $18.7M In Thursday Midnight Screenings

Marvel Studios' "The Avengers" opened to $18.7 Million in midnight screenings across North America, displacing "The Dark Knight" as the record holder for the largest-ever midnight opening for a super hero film.


THE CBR REVIEW: "The Avengers"

CBR reviews Marvel Studios' highly-anticipated "The Avengers," an uproariously fun and funny film that proves a worthy successor to "Iron Man" and the Marvel movie franchise.

"Avengers'" Global Numbers On Track To Surpass $500 Million This Weekend

Current tracking has Marvel's blockbuster "The Avengers" poised to surpass ticket sales of $550 Million this weekend as the film opens in North America, China and Russia.

Comics A.M. - A Call For Disney to Remember Its Roots

Comics A.M. - A Call For Disney to Remember Its Roots

Oswald the Rabbit and creators' rights! John Rogers talks Thrillbent and digital comics! James Robinson talks "Earth 2"! Tom Batiuk on "Funky Winkerbean's" new gay storyline! Plus much more!

"The Avengers" Tops Overseas Box Office, Assembling $178 Million

Marvel's "The Avengers" debuted at No. 1 in 39 international markets, grossing $178.4 million in the ninth-highest overseas opening of all time. The Joss Whedon-directed film opens Friday in the U.S.

"The Avengers" Ticket Pre-Sales Surpass All Previous Marvel Films Combined

As if "The Avengers'" early tracking wasn't already impressive enough, the Joss Whedon-directed action film has now pre-sold more tickets than all the previous Marvel releases combined.

CinemaCon: Disney Presents Marvel, Pixar & DreamWorks

CinemaCon: Disney Presents Marvel, Pixar & DreamWorks

Disney's CinemaCon 2012 presentation featured lots of new footage and announcements, including details on "Iron Man 3," "Oz the Great and Powerful," "Frankenweenie," "The Muppets 2" and "The Lone Ranger."

Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios and the Disney Crown

Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios and the Disney Crown

With Rich Ross out as Walt Disney Studios' chairman, Kevin Melrose looks at Marvel's movie-making history and explains why Disney may be eyeing Kevin Feige as Ross' replacement.

Disney Chairman Resigns on Eve of

Disney Chairman Resigns on Eve of "Avengers" Release

Rich Ross has resigned as chairman of Walt Disney Studios two weeks before the release of expected hit "The Avengers," sparking debate as to whether he quit or was fired.

PRESS RELEASE: "Avengers" Assemble on Collectible "Disney Twenty-Three" Magazine Covers


REVIEW: "Ultimate Spider-Man - Great Power"

Marvel's new "Ultimate Spider-Man" animated series premiered at WonderCon 2012 and CBR staffer Steve Sunu weighs in with his thoughts and impressions of the highly-anticipated show's debut episode.

Comics A.M. - Disney Working to Bring Marvel Heroes to Its Theme Parks

Comics A.M. - Disney Working to Bring Marvel Heroes to Its Theme Parks

Disney laying groundwork for Marvel characters to appear at its theme parks! More than 55 papers pull controversial "Doonesbury" strips! The Rule of Eight! The future of Top Cow! Plus much more!

"John Carter" Producer Jim Morris Embraces "Pulp Shakespeare"

"John Carter" producer Jim Morris talks with SPINOFF ONLINE about the Disney action-adventure, his fondness for Edgar Rice Burroughs' century-old pulp classic and his hopes for a movie trilogy.

Shelf Life - 3/8/2012

Shelf Life - 3/8/2012

With Disney's big-budget "John Carter" hitting theaters this week, Ron Marz looks back on the influence Edgar Rice Burroughs' epic otherworldly saga - and the lovely Dejah Thoris - has had on his career and life.



In the hands of Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Disney's "John Carter" is a satisfying sci-fi adventure that brings modern audiences all the spectacle of old Hollywood historical epics.

"John Carter’s" Dominic West on Fake Tans and "Star Wars" Fans

"The Wire" alum Dominic West spoke with SPINOFF ONLINE about acting alongside Mark Strong in Disney’s action-adventure "John Carter" and encountering devoted "Star Wars" autograph collectors.

Lynn Collins on Female Roles, Dejah Thoris &

Lynn Collins on Female Roles, Dejah Thoris & "John Carter"

"John Carter" star Lynn Collins spoke with SPINOFF ONLINE about her portrayal of Martian warrior-princess Dejah Thoris in the Disney action-adventure film.

"John Carter" Star Taylor Kitsch on Acting and "Friday Night Lights"

"Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch discusses playing the lead in Disney's "John Carter," working with Pixar alum, director Andrew Stanton, and what he looks for in a role.

"John Carter’s" Willem Dafoe On Motion Capture and Learning Thark

Two-time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe discusses his role as the Green Martian king Tars Tarkas in Disney’s live-action adventure "John Carter."

New Trailer, Poster for Pixar's

New Trailer, Poster for Pixar's "Brave"

Disney has debuted a new trailer - a full clip, actually - and poster for Pixar’s "Brave," the epic Highland fantasy adventure about a defiant princess who inadvertently unleashes a curse on her father’s kingdom.

Director Speaks Out on

Director Speaks Out on "John Carter" Title, Story & Budget

"John Carter" director Andrew Stanton discusses the approach to adapting Edgar Rice Burroughs' novels, rumors of a ballooning budget and the decision to change the title of the Disney film.

Marvel Promotes

Marvel Promotes "Ultimate Spider-Man" Cartoon with FCBD Comic

Marvel Comics is promoting the debut of "Ultimate Spider-Man" on Disney XD with a "screen capture comic" to be released on Free Comic Book Day, May 5, 2012.

Pipeline - 2/21/2012

Pipeline - 2/21/2012

Augie surveys the state of con sketches today and has a hard time recommending artists remain complacent, saying it's not Chicken Little; it's good business practice. Plus, coloring and lettering tips!

Mayes Rubeo Looks to Earth For Martian Fashion in

Mayes Rubeo Looks to Earth For Martian Fashion in "John Carter"

"John Carter" costume designer Mayes Rubeo spoke with SPINOFF ONLINE about clothing the ancient civilizations of Mars, and how the upcoming Disney adventure differs from other sci-fi movies she's worked on.


SPINOFF REVIEW: "The Secret World of Arietty"

"The Secret World of Arrietty," an animated adaptation of "The Borrowers" from Disney and Studio Ghibli, is a thoroughly enchanting tale of life, love and loss when you’re three inches tall.

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Publisher Dan Buckley On Events, Minis, Backlist & More

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Publisher Dan Buckley On Events, Minis, Backlist & More

Concluding our exclusive 2-part interview, Marvel Comics Publisher Dan Buckley talks the company's 2012 strategy from "Avengers Vs. X-Men" to "The Avengers" film, through conventions and digital.

Humphries Explores the World of

Humphries Explores the World of "John Carter: Gods of Mars"

The writer behind "Our Love is Real," Sam Humphries spoke with CBR about his adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic "John Carter: Gods of Mars" and his collaboration with series artist Ramon Perez.

"Ultimate Spider-Man" Cartoon Debuts April 1, Launching Disney XD's Marvel Universe Block

Disney XD announced today that the "Ultimate Spider-Man" animated series will premiere Sunday, April 1, serving as the centerpiece for a new Marvel Universe programming block.

Marvel, Disney Announce All-New

Marvel, Disney Announce All-New "Toy Story" Comics

Fans of Pixar's "Toy Story" franchise will have new reading material in 2012 as Marvel and Disney Publishing have announced a new miniseries to debut in March.

"The Muppets'" Nick Stoller Reveals Film's Origins, His Beaker Obsession

"The Muppets" co-writer Nick Stoller spoke with SPINOFF ONLINE about the genesis of the big-screen revival, his lifelong love for the characters, and the challenges of an enormous cast.

Ian Brill Looks Back on

Ian Brill Looks Back on "Darkwing Duck"

In an extensive interview, "Darkwing Duck" writer Ian Brill reflects on his time with the Masked Mallard, shares thoughts on the series' impact and addresses comments made by a former colleague. Plus, CBR has the full first issue!

Silvani & Sparrow Reflect on

Silvani & Sparrow Reflect on "Darkwing Duck"

Artist James Silvani and former editor Aaron Sparrow spoke with CBR News, reflecting on the beginning and end of the BOOM! Studios-published "Darkwing Duck" comic.

Walter, the Newest Muppet, Dishes on

Walter, the Newest Muppet, Dishes on "The Muppets," Miss Piggy

SPINOFF ONLINE spoke one-on-one with Walter, the newest Muppet and star of Disney’s "The Muppets," which opens November 23, about transitioning to stardom and his plans beyond his debut film.

Segel, Adams, Kermit and Piggy Discuss

Segel, Adams, Kermit and Piggy Discuss "The Muppets" (and Piggy)

"The Muppets" co-writer and star Jason Segel joined Amy Adams, Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog and Walter the Muppet in discussing their upcoming Disney film.