Marvel's The Avengers is now a runaway train and it will be interesting to see when will the film hit $1 billion mark at the global box office. This past weekend the Joss Whedon directed film crushed the domestic opening weekend record with amazing $207 million in just 3 days (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part2 held that record until now).
Forbes predicts that Marvel's The Avengers will top an incredible $1 billion by the end of next weekend. At the very least, it's expected to have no trouble reaching $900 million by Sunday, although less conservative estimates have it on course for much more. Earlier today, it was revealed that the superhero ensemble has grossed $702 million worldwide, and after taking an additional $18.9 yesterday, it only needs to make half of that per day for the rest of the week and it will have still amassed a whopping $100 million domestically by close of business on Sunday. All it then needs to do is earn a further $98 million internationally (by no means a difficult feat for the critically acclaimed blockbuster) and it is guaranteed to hit the $900 million mark mentioned above. However, based on its performance thus far, it's far more likely that it WILL hit $1 billion, simply by earning an additional $50 million domestically and overseas. Considering it made a good $40 - $50 million more than was initially predicted this past weekend, this doesn't seem at all hard to believe. What do you think? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.