Avengers Breaks the $1 Billion Barrier

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“Marvel's The Avengers” L to R: Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Photo: Marve

The Avengers earned over $100 million for a second weekend in a row — a first in box office history. This and Avengers' $1 billion haul worldwide put it in a strong position to unseat Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as the third highest-grossing film of all time. In comparison, Dark Shadows' $29 million opener is sort of an 'eh' moment. Maybe the Tim Burton-Johnny Depp-Helena Bonham Carter routine has finally gotten old. [Deadline]