'The Avengers' Makes Box Office History in Latin America

"The Avengers"
"The Avengers"
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MEXICO CITY -- Marvel's superhero extravaganza The Avengers has become Latin America's highest-grossing picture ever and the first film to surpass the $200 million box-office milestone in the region.

The Avengers pushed James Cameron's Avatar and Titanic to No. 2 and No. 3 all-time in Latin America.

Here in Mexico, the territory's top moviegoing market, the Disney release has raked in more than $60 million after six weeks in theaters; it now stands as Mexico's most successful title ever, topping Toy Story 3

Worldwide, The Avengers ranks as the No. 3 picture of all time and is Marvel Studio's first film to exceed $1 billion in receipts. Despite its impressive run, The Avengers won't catch box-office champ Avatar, which pulled in a worldwide gross of $2.8 billion, or Titanic's $2.2 billion.

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