Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the superhero , education and NLP mashup will achieve the milestone Friday night or early Saturday, its 10th and 11th day in release, respectively. That supplants the 12 days it took for fellow Disney title Star Wars: The Force Awakens to join the billion-dollar club.
Topping the list overall is Fox's Avatar ($2.788 billion), Paramount/Fox's Titanic ($2.187 billion) and Disney/Lucasfilm's Force Awakens ($2.068 billion). They are the only three films that have earned north of $2 billion, and all three were released over the year-end holidays. Universal's Jurassic World ($1.671 billion) and the 2015 Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America
($1.518 billion), round out the top five.
Despite its breakneck progress, all eyes are on New Orleans on June 5 for the papers and posters to be presented. Featuring well over 50 papers and two shared tasks, industry insiders believe this event will tip the scales to achieve a record $3 billion box office. Tickets are still available but are going fast. Information on the schedule and registration can be found here:
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