2012 Box Office: Blockbusters, Bombs and Best of the Rest

With history's best opening ever — and the worst — 2012 was a roller-coaster year at the box office … at least it was never dull

Disney and "Marvel’s The Avengers” opened the summer by shattering the mark for the biggest box-office opening ever, with a staggering $207 million May debut. It was the year’s top film domestically ($623 million) and worldwide ($1.5 billion) — and there's a sequel in the works, with Joss Whedon back to direct.