CANNES — Disney and Marvel Studios’ The Avengers became the sixth biggest film of all time on Thursday as it upped its worldwide to $1.07 billion, surpassing the $1.066 billion earned by fellow Disney title Pirates of the
The superhero tentpole smashed another record in North America, where it crossed the $400 million mark in only 14 days, besting the 19 days it took The Dark Knight to reach the same mark. It’s also Disney’s biggest release ever.
Avengers continues to crush everything in its wake: Universal and Hasbro Entertainment’s event pic Battleship opened to a tepid $420,000 in midnight runs on Thursday, while Sacha Baron Cohen’s R-rated pic The Dictator grossed $2.8 million on Thursday for a two-day cume of $7 million. Everyone will be watching to see whether the Paramount comedy can hit $20 million, or be bested by Lionsgate’s comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting.