Box Office Monday ~ Batman vs the Avengers

Ice Age: Continental Drift which was released on Friday topped the box office with $46,000,00. domestically and has already taken in $339,000,000 in the foreign market for a grand total of $385,000,000 worldwide. In second place is last week’s number 1, The Amazing Spider-Man, which took in $35,000,000 for a grand total of $200,900,000 domestically and $320,500,000 over seas for a world wide total of $521,400,000.

With the summer block buster season is in full swing and at the midway point. The first movies were released in early May and the last of the lot will come out in early September. This Friday, July 20, 2012, the long anticipated final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman series, The Dark Knight Rises, hit the theaters. I have no doubts it will be a huge hit. Just how big of a hit will it be? This summer saw huge numbers for Marvel Studio’s epic superhero movie, The Avengers, and there has always been a comic book rivalry between the DC comics characters and those from Marvel. So the question for me is not whether or not The Dark Knight Rises does well, the question is can it top the mountain of money that The Avengers brought in? As of today Avengers has made $ $613,548,000 domestically $ $844,100,000 at the foreign box office for a grand total of $1,457,648,000 world wide making it the 3rd highest grossing movie of all time both world wide and in the US. The previous Batman movie, The Dark Knight, took in $533,345,358 domestically, $468,576,467 at the foreign box office for a grand total of $1,001,921,825 world wide. Pretty impressive numbers! It will be interesting to see if the Dark Knight Rises can best itself and the Avengers this summer. Reviews for the movie will not be online until the 20th.


About liamfoley63

I was born in 1963 and that is relevant to my development of my love for science-fiction and fantasy movies, comic books, superheroes and many other things attributed to Nerd culture. In the 60s I watched all the Saturday afternoon Godzilla and monster movies I could take. In the 70s I became hooked on Star Trek. I am also an artist (in my own mind at least) and a musician. I enjoy learning about physics, astrophysics, chemistry and earth silences such as meteorology, anthropology, paleontology. When I reached my late 30s I began to re-explore my nerd roots. I reconnected with my love of science fiction and fantasy movies along with the other science related topics. For this blog I will focus on movie and TV reviews for science fiction and fantasy and post my thoughts on up coming movies. I will also include some fun facts from the various sciences I enjoy along with weather facts and bits from royalty and history. What I will not discuss is religion and politics. I am married to a beautiful woman named Sarah and have a lovely daughter named Danielle.

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