Six weeks after its debut, "The Hunger Games" continues to perform well, raking in a total gross of more than $380 million. And though it will undoubtedly fall in its second weekend, the box-office experts who spoke to MTV News were bullish about the continued heroics of "The Avengers."
"I project it will become the fastest film in history to smash the $1 billion global box-office mark, doing it in about 20 days or so," Box Office Guru editor Gitesh Pandya said. " 'Avengers' just might end up becoming the highest-grossing non-James Cameron film ever."
Interestingly enough, 2012 marks the first time in which the Hemsworth brothers have had competing films at the cineplex. Chris broke onto the scene with a small part as Captain Kirk's father in 2009's "Star Trek," though his most high-profile role to date is arguably as the titular, hammer-heavy Norse god of 2011's "Thor." Brother Liam's entry into American cinema came courtesy of Nicholas Sparks' 2010 romance "The Last Song," in which he played the beau of real-life girlfriend Miley Cyrus.
And there will be plenty more Hemsworth to come in 2012. Next month, Chris will continue his weapon-wielding ways in "Snow White and the Huntsman," co-starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart. In November, he'll star alongside his brother's "Hunger Games" cohort Josh Hutcherson in the action flick "Red Dawn." Liam also has a pair of films readied for this year: "AWOL," a war-time drama co-starring Teresa Palmer, and "The Expendables 2," in which he'll go toe-to-toe with action vets Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris (just to name a few).
From all appearances, it's the Hemsworths' year, and we're just living in it.
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