Avengers Assemble

Avengers Assemble

Avengers Assemble has joined the $1 billion club to become the first movie to reach that mark in 2012.

There were three movies that reached that milestone last year; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.

But Avengers Assemble, the latest offering from Marvel, has passed through the £1 billion mark in just three weeks as it stormed to the top of the U.S. and UK box office.

The movie became the first film to gross in excess of $200 million in an opening weekend at the U.S. box office last week and it has taken a further $103 million in it's second week of release.

The movie marks the return of Joss Whedon to the director's chair as he assembled one of the best ensemble casts of all time.

Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L.Jackson, Tom Hiddleston and Scarlett Johansson were returning to already established characters of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Nick Fury, Loki and Black Widow.

But the film gave us a proper look at Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye, who we saw very briefly in Thor, while we were introduced to Mark Ruffalo's Hulk for the first time.

It was revealed last week that a second movie was in planning and with a £1 billion dollar success it's not hard to see why.

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk
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