Pick a box-office record and The Avengers has probably broken it. Biggest opening weekend of all time? Check. Biggest Saturday gross of all time? Check. Most popular movie released this year featuring intense archery scenes? (Sorry, Hunger Games.) Highest-grossing superhero movie ever? Not yet, but consider this a warning: Dark Knight, your days are numbered.
But as we all know, the most important thing about The Avengers is undoubtedly its role in the brilliant career of one Samuel Leroy Jackson. Back in October, the Guinness Book of World Records named Jackson the highest-grossing actor in the history of movies — the result of Jackson’s insane four-films-per-year work ethic, his willingness to take supporting roles in mega-productions, and what we can only assume is a tremendous sense of humor. READ FULL STORY