Featured Story: The Avengers Shatter Box Office Records
The Avengers is officially a record-shattering box office success. It premiered on April 11, 2012, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, to the applause of millions of fans and even managed to garner positive reviews from most film critics. It has set numerous box office records, including the biggest opening weekend in North America, and managed to covered its estimated $220 million production cost 12 days after its release. Domestically, it crossed $500M in just 23 days, setting a new speed record overtaking Avatar which took 32 days. After tying the record for the fastest film to gross $1 billion worldwide, it is now the third highest-grossing film of all time behind the twin juggernauts of James Cameron, Titanic and Avatar.
However, the superheroes might have a more difficult fight on their hands due to just how successful they were at the box office. As it seems a new pack of superheroes, possibly including Batman and Superman, as well as a rebooted Wonder Woman, could be set to have a go at stealing their (and Thor’s) thunder. Warner Bros. is reportedly working on a movie of DC’s own team of superheroes, the Justice League. Variety reports that renowned script writer Will Beall has signed on to write the script, and with a stable full of iconic comic book heroes like, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Green Lantern, expect DC’s heroes to step up and take on the Avengers at the box office.
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