Box Office Milestone: 'The Avengers' Becomes No. 3 Pic of All Time With $1.331 Billion

9:11 AM PST 06/02/2012 by Pamela McClintock

The Disney and Marvel Studios superhero extravaganza surpasses "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2."

A month in, Joss Whedon's The Avengers continues to make box office history.

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On Friday, the Disney and Marvel Studios' tentpole surpassed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to become the third-biggest tile of all time at the worldwide box office with a cume of $1.331 billion.

The final Harry Potter film, released in July 2011, earned $1.328 billion.

Avengers will rest at No. 3. Avatar remains the No. 1 title of all time with a worldwide gross of $2.8 billion, while Titanic is safe at No. 2 ($1.8 billion). Both those films are from James Cameron.

Avengers also shattered another record domestically on Friday, surpassing The Dark Knight to become the third top grossing film of all time with a cume of $538.1 million. Dark Knight earned $533 million domestically.

Internationally, Avengers has now earned $793.2 million, the fifth-best showing of all time.


 

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