Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Avengers tops all Disney films! & Disney Abruptly Pulls Plug on Action Epic "Order of the Seven"!
BusinessWeek reports that with $1.18 billion in global sales in the bank in just three weeks, The Avengers has become the highest-grossing film in Disney history — more than the $1.07 billion the previous leader, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, earned over it’s entire theatrical run. Domestically the film has just passed Star Wars to become the #5 grossing movie of all time, according to Hollywood.com.
And - Disney has abruptly shelved its China-set epic The Order of the Seven because of concerns over its sizable, but undisclosed,budget, Heat Vision reports. Sources attribute the studio’s sudden unease to renewed financial scrutiny in the aftermath of John Carter.