June 02, 2012 18:39:20 GMT
Surpassing 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II' by 3 million on Friday, June 1 box office, the superhero film now sits behind 'Titanic'.
"The Avengers" has officially overtaken "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" to be the third-biggest title of all time at the worldwide box office. The superhero flick scored its other box office history as it earned a cume of $1.331 billion on top of the Harry Potter franchise's $1.328 billion.
When it was first launched in April, the live-action gained $392.5 million opening worldwide. Within 19 days it matched the record for speed previously set by "Avatar" and "Deathly Hallows" in 2009 and 2011 respectively. It easily became the highest-grossing movie of 2012 after beating "The Hunger Games".
Domestically, "The Avengers" also reached a milestone on Friday, June 1 by surpassing "The Dark Knight" to become the third top grossing film of all time with a cume of $538.1 million. The Batman film earned $533 million domestically.
Sitting comfortably at number 1 of highest grossing movie of all time worldwide is "Avatar" with $2.8 billion, followed by "Titanic" at $2.185 billion.