If you have never heard of The Avengers, then you've probably been living under a rock for the past three years. The Avengers is a movie that is every superhero lover’s dream. The movie was released in 2012 and is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The superhero team combines everyone’s favorite earth saving superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye. To top it all off, The Avengers arguably has one of the best super villains of all time, Thor’s evil adoptive brother, Loki. The film was an instant success. It set several North American box office records, it was the highest grossing film of 2012, and it eventually became the highest grossing Disney movie of all time. In addition, both critics and audiences alike loved the film. Although it is certainly clear that many people know quite a bit about The Avengers, there are still some little known facts that super fans might not even know. Some of these facts involve the Avenger’s complex background stories, and others are simply fun facts about working on the set. So to celebrate the new opening of Avengers: Age of Ultron, below are 10 facts about The Avengers that you probably didn't know.
10 Code Name For The Avengers
9 All The Actresses That Were Considered To Play Maria Hill
8 Jeremy Renner Trained With Olympic Archers
7 Edward Norton Bequeathed The Role Of The Hulk To Mark Ruffalo
6 At One Time J.A.R.V.I.S Was A Real Butler
5 Hawkeye's Origins
4 Nick Fury's Military History
3 The "Avengers Assemble" Battlecry
2 Black Widow's Many Love Affairs
1 Was The First Marvel Movie To Make Over $1 Billion
We all know that The Avengers was wildly popular, but when you translate its popularity into dollar signs, everything is put into perspective. The film was actually the first Marvel movie to make it past the $ 1 billion mark in ticket sales. But The Avengers didn’t just pass the $1 billion mark; it destroyed it. The film ended up making $1.518 billion. When you consider the fact that the budget was $220 million, that makes a pretty hefty profit. Obviously the film broke a ton of box office records. It became the highest grossing Disney film of all time, the third highest grossing film of all time, and the highest grossing film of 2012.
Sources: gamesradar.com, screenrant.com, ew.com, celebuzz.com, comicvine.com
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