Joss Whedon has thanked his fans for making avengers Assemble such a success.
In just two weeks Avengers Assemble has broken the $700 million barrier and looks set to become the first billion dollar movie of 2012.
The film, which bring together an all star cast of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, has topped box offices around the globe as well as winning over the critics.
And Whedon thanked his fans for being so hugely supportive of his latest movie project.
Writing on Whedonesque.com the filmmaker said: "Well, it's been quite a weekend. Someday, long from now, I will even have an emotional reaction to it, like a person would. I can't wait! But before I become blinded by this 'emotion' experience, there's a few things I'd like to say. Well, type...
"I've had the smartest, most loyal, most passionate, most articulate group of - I'm not even gonna say fans. I'm going with 'peeps' - that any cult oddity such as my bad self could have dreamt of...
"If you think topping a box office record compares with someone telling you your work helped them through a rough time, you're probably new here. (For the record... topping a box office record is super-dope..)
"So this is me, saying thank you. All of you. You've taken as much guff for loving my work as I have for over-writing it, and you deserve... To glow. To crow and go 'I told you so'."... Point being, you deserve some honour."
Avengers Assemble has the biggest opening for a movie in the UK of all time last week, breaking the record held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, while it also became the first movie to break $200 million in the U.S. on the opening weekend.
A second movie is already in the planning stages.