Marvel Studios is quickly becoming Hollywood's top filmmaker. Last week, Iron Man 3 became the second consecutive film produced by the Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) unit to earn at least $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Marvel's The Avengers took in $1.5 billion during its epic run last summer.
Not to say I told you so, but ... I did. About a month ago.
Meanwhile, Iron Man 3 becomes the most lucrative single-character film in Marvel Studios history, having blown past Spider-Man 3's $891 million worldwide box office haul. Credit premium IMAX (NYSE:IMAX) showings for at least part of the win.
Next up: Batman. Christopher Nolan's trilogy concluded with The Dark Knight Rises, earning $1,084.4 million at the worldwide box office for Time Warner (NYSE:TWX.DL) despite a troubling debut. Iron Man 3 needs just $48.5 million to pull even, according to Box Office Mojo estimates.
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