“Marvel’s The Avengers” Becomes Highest-Grossing Movie of the Year

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0  Updated at 3:18 am, May 17th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(LOS ANGELES) — It was only a matter of time, but Marvel’s The Avengers is now the biggest movie of the year to date.

Through Tuesday, the superhero film has earned $389.5 million at the domestic box office, according to Hollywood.com.  The total eclipses that of The Hunger Games, which raked in $387.9 million.

The Avengers currently ranks ninth all-time at the worldwide box office and 13th all-time at the domestic box office.  It has earned $1.036 billion globally.

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