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The Avengers Is Finally Out Of Theaters! So How Much Did It Make?

We’ve done a lot of stories about the ridiculous amounts of money Joss Whedon’s The Avengers made but here’s another. The Marvel film is finally out of it’s United States theatrical run and we’ve got the final take. There’s also a rumor floating around about a few actresses up for the role of Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel, in The Avengers 2. Read on to find out! 

When it was announced The Avengers would be extending its run with even more theaters through Labor Day we figured they’d just keep it in theaters forever. Not so. Although the film has been on dvd for a couple weeks now, it’s officially out of movie theaters. So what did it make in the U.S.?


That number let’s it sit pretty at #3 of all time for both domestic and worldwide box office numbers.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail, your new source for all things sketchy, has reported a rumor that actresses Emily Blunt and Luther’s Ruth Wilson are up for the role of Ms. Marvel in the sequel. You may recall Blunt turned down offers to play both Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and Peggy Carter in Captain America because of timing but also because she didn’t want to be relegated to girlfriend status.

Perhaps the flashy box office numbers have changed her mind or maybe she did some research on Carol Danvers, the Air Force pilot with superpowers. Either way, I’m not sure she fits that particular role. I’d be curious to see what Wilson did with it though as I adored her in Luther.


(via MTV, Pajiba)

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  • Brenda/Lysana/either

    I find myself hoping they call her Captain Marvel the way they do in the current comic book.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    I doubt it…I’m thinking, since there’s already a “Captain” on the team, she’ll either get a promotion or end up being called Carol or Danvers, not unlike how Hawkeye ended up being called Clint and Barton. I’m thinking Ms. Marvel wouldn’t survive the transition into live-action…it’s just a silly name.

  • Anonymous

    Ms. Marvel is the hero (male or female) I’d want to see added to the next Avengers movie. While not my fav, I think she has a good avengers history and would add a nice dynamic and balance.

    I have no idea who should play her.

    I wonder if Joss could get whomever played that Buffy Slayer person on tv.

  • Elizabeth Schaap

    How is the role of Black Widow “girlfriend status”?

  • Jamie Jeans

    What do I think?


    *points at DC Comics*

    So… Wonder Woman couldn’t work because it was too silly and you decided to get rid of Joss Wheedon, eh?

    Pretty big mistake, eh?

    A pretty big, 623 million dollar mistake, eh?

    Oh well, I’m sure your theatrical episode of Deadliest Catch featuring Kal-El will do alright.

  • Jamie Jeans

    Yeah, she was no one’s girlfriiend in the movie…

  • Anonymous

    It’s a bit unclear the way it’s being reported but she turned down the part of Peggy Carter because of the girlfriend status. Black Widow, she wanted to play her, and was actually signed for it, but she had to drop out because Fox owned the right to have her for another film (which turned out to be the dreadful Gulliver’s Travels with Jack Black).

  • John Wao

    I’d rather much see Blunt as the Wasp and Wilson (agree she was great in Luther) as Madame Hydra/Viper.

    Truth be told I’d like to see more of both, especially Wilson.

  • Brenda/Lysana/either

    Well, code name and personal name are two different things. I’d love to see Steve Rogers react to a female captain. I suspect he’d roll with it, but the momentary “WTF” or at least Stark’s ribbing him about gender role evolution would be a good moment. But either way, good gods, not Ms. Marvel!

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    They’re not necessarily two different things. I’m pretty sure Fury and Thor have only been Fury and Thor in the films and they do drop the sillier elements of the characters (hence, Hawkeye’s not Hawkeye and is only even once referred to as ‘The Hawk’). As for Cap, he seemed to fine with Peggy Carter having a level of authority over him and even kids her that he “outranks her” even though his title is just honorary. I’d be perfectly fine with this story involving a newly powered Carol Danvers not necessarily having a code name…although, why not split the difference and she can be Captain Danvers?.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Too short.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    It probably will, since it’s Nolson, and anything has to be better than Superman Returns To Stalk A Teenager Dressed Like Lois Lane And Watch Her Son Sleep And Also Cyclops.

  • blu_fuzzball

    Actually during the big fight scene widow calls him hawkeye.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    …I honestly don’t remember that. If it’s true, I still stand by it being a silly ass name. I also recall that they left out “Black Widow” for the entirety of Iron Man 2, because that is also a pretty silly ass name. They work better as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • Nat

    I still can’t picture Blunt as Natasha Romanova. Scarlett knocked it out of the park IMO

  • Nich

    Where is my Deadpool movie ?

  • Katharine Tapley

    I think Ruth Wilson fits the part very well. Love Emily Blunt, but I just can’t see it.

    Switching to DC, does anyone think we’ll ever get a Flash movie? A good one?

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to see Scarlet Witch in an upcoming movie…she’s pretty awesome

  • Laura Truxillo

    Widow calls him Hawkeye over the comms; it’s probably just his radio call sign, as opposed to his “superhero name.”

    I would love to see Captain Danvers. Or Captain Marvel. I was thrilled when she got to take the name properly in the comics.

  • Laura Truxillo

    Personally, I’m holding out hope for Spider Woman. Well, probably without that code name. I want a wacky lady in a superhero movie. Stoic butt-kickers are nice and all, but…wackiness!