Avengers and Dark Knight Rises Continue To Make Money

Labour Day bore good news for this summer's superheroes (somewhere, Spider-man is weeping by himself). With the re-release of Joss Whedon's Avengers over the weekend, the movie officially passed the $1.5 billion mark, solidifying it's place as the third highest grossing movie of all time. When asked about the film's success, Whedon was his usual humble self, saying:
“You know, at some point, the numbers become meaningless. They’re large, and you can’t really count that high. I felt like I had a particular mission in making what I felt was a slightly old-fashioned movie, because I grew up wanting to make summer movies and wanting to make superhero movies, and I got to do both at once. I felt like summer movies haven’t been what I remember them to be, so I felt like I would love to evoke something that’s less hip and ironic and more heartfelt and character-driven, and apparently, other people cared about that in a large way.
I don’t think it’s a perfect movie. I don’t even think it’s a great movie. I think it’s a great time, and I’m proud of it, but for me, what was exciting is that people don’t go to see a movie that many times unless it’s pulling on something from within, unless there’s a need there. That’s very gratifying.”
Christopher Nolan also had reason to be thankful, if only because it increases his chances of making whatever the hell he wants for his next film, The Dark Knight Rises passed the $1 billion dollar mark, and officially beat The Dark Knight by $0.0042 billion.

This isn't really news. It's just a hell of a lot of money.

Via /Film.
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