Last summer was one of the driest in the recent history of the movie industry and the studios tasted the dark and bitter side of the short head but then came 2018 and the Avenger: Infinity war and it changed everything.
Time to re-examine the short head of movies.
When I first started this blog a few years ago, the list of movies that crossed the $1B in revenues was very small.
Today the list includes 35 titles.
Here is a breakdown of these movies by the year of their release.
Let’s see how long it took them to reach that first $1B:
The Titanic, that was released in 1997 and was the first movie to reach $1B, did it in more than 120 days!
Avatar, the 2nd film to reach $1B did it in almost 20. It was in 2009.
The new kid on this block, the avengers: Infinity war, did it in less than 2 weeks.
Here is how long it took the fastest films to reach $500M:
It took the Avengers one weekend!
In 2 weeks the Avengers have broken 2 huge records: (1) The fastest movie to cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office and (2) Best ever US opening weekend box office.
We can’t wait for the 2nd part…
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- The charts are missing the fast and furious. Sorry. Sue me.