Go ahead, put fresh batteries in your calculator, we'll wait!
Gold sells for $1.5k an ounce these days and the combined weight of The Avengers — excluding Thor's hammer — is around 2,500 pounds.
The flick literally earned 10x the cost of that in gold! Just in the United States!
This puts Avengers squarely in 3rd place all time in the domestic box office rankings, behind only Avatar — now with its own nightclub — and Titanic, which needed two releases a decade apart to own that much!!
[Image via Mr Blue/WENN.]