But fear not; this is far from the dying throes of the Marvel Masterpeice. Disney estimates that ‘The Avengers’ will take in $47.1 million for the four day weekend, while Sony estimates that ‘MIB3’ will rake in the lions share of $70 million. Still not too shabby by any means for ‘The Avengers’, which is now in its fourth week at the American theater.
Currently ‘The Avengers’ is on track to surpass 2008’s ‘The Dark Knight’ this week. After it completes such a massive feat as conquering the previously top reigning comic-book movie it wil only have two more titles ahead of it in the highest grossing movies of all time (Avatar, and Titanic). If i were James Cameron i’d be refreshing the Box Office Mojo page frequently. ‘The Avengers’ keeps on dominating box office records. Just this weekend it gained the title of fastest movie to reach $500 million.
‘Men in Black 3’, now shares a spot with ‘The Avengers’ as one of the only succesful films in this summer movie season so far. Surpassing the Lukewarm response to ‘Dark Shadows’, and ‘Battleship’. However the season has just begun and we still have yet to experience other “Heavy Hitters” such as ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, and ofcourse the eagerly awaited finale to the Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy ‘The Dark Knight’. Time will tell if Will Smith can swoon Spidey and The Bat out of any dough, but personally…i would’nt count on it.