The Avengers Sequel Is On The Way

    May 9, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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As you make your second, third, and maybe even fourth trip to your local theaters to re-live The Avengers magic once again, you can now relax in knowing that there will, in fact, be a sequel.

Yeah, I know. This shouldn’t surprise anyone who saw the film. It also shouldn’t surprise anyone who saw the incredible weekend box office numbers. So without expecting to elicit any shock, only excitement, I can tell you that Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced that The Avengers 2 is already in development.

In its first U.S. weekend, The Avengers raked in $200.3 million. That was enough to best the previous record holder (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2, $169 million) to become the biggest box office (Hulk) smash of all time.

When you factor in the $441 million that the film made internationally both prior and during this U.S. weekend release, it totals over $641 million for Disney. That figure is obviously even higher by now, and the revenue is expected to break the $1 billion mark by the end of this upcoming weekend.

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Deadline quotes Iger in saying that The Avengers and its success is a “great illustration of why we like Marvel so much.” Yeah, you think?

  • http://www.webpronews.com/author/chris-richardson Chris Richardson

    The first post-credit scene kinda gave that away…

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/josh-wolford Josh Wolford

      Yeah, I know…”This shouldn’t surprise anyone who saw the film” :-)

      • http://www.webpronews.com/author/chris-richardson Chris Richardson

        That was more aimed at Disney than this article. Kind of a redundant announcement, really. Next up from Disney, something about water being wet and the sky being blue. No word on the color of grass, however.

        I guess the test audiences haven’t figured that one out yet…