Marvel's The Avengers Tops 2012 Box Office Takings

Marvel's The Avengers Tops 2012 Box Office Takings

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The Sydney office of the Media Man agency takes another close up look at the inner workings of the movie and entertainment industry.

Marvel's The Avengers produced by Disney topped worldwide box office takings in 2012 with over $1.5 billion in sales, according to Media Man.

Bbox office revenue were up in 2012 and theater attendance also increased.

U.S. receipts were up 5.88% from $10.2 billion in 2011 to $10.8 billion in 2012. International sales grew by 3% to $23.1 billion compared to $22.4 billion the previous year.

Strong movie titles brought in theater-goers increasing attendance by 2.5% compared to last year.

The top-12 titles for 2012 based on consumer spending were:

1. Marvel's The Avengers (Disney)
2 The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros.)
3 Skyfall (Sony)
4 Ice Age: Continental Drift (Fox)
5 Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (Summit Entertainment)
6 The Amazing Spider-Man (Sony)
7 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner Bros.)
8 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (Paramount)
9 The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)
10 Men In Black 3 (Sony)
11 Brave (Disney) 12 Ted (Universal)

The top studios of 2012 were:
1 Sony (NYSE: SNE)
2 Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX)
3. Disney (NYSE: DIS)
4 Universal (NYSE: GE)
5 Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF)
6 20th Century Fox (NASDAQ: NWS)

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