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Marvel’s The Avengers has crossed the $600 million in the United States.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Avengers is only the third film in history to achieve this milestone. This makes it the third highest grossing film in history.
James Cameron holds the distinction of having two of his films crossing the $600 million mark. His movies, Avatar and Titanic have grossed $760.5 million and $658.8 million, respectively.
The superhero film has smashed several records on its way to $600 million. It set the record for biggest opening weekend, biggest second weekend, and became the fastest film to reach $100 million, $200 million, $300 million, $400 million, and $500 million.
The Avengers also becomes the third highest grossing film worldwide, bringing in a total of $1.44 billion thus far.
When it comes to worldwide grosses, only 12 movies have grossed over $1 billion. Five of those films are Disney films. They include The Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story 3, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
While The Avengers' achievements are impressive, when adjusted for inflation, 27 films have reached the $600 million milestone in the United States, including Forrest Gump, Ben-Hur, Star Wars, The Lion King, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Although there are more films that have reached the milestone when adjusted for inflation, The Avengers is still only the second film released in the 21st century to reach the milestone, according to Entertainment Weekly.