Joss Whedon has revealed that he made more money on Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog than directing Marvel’s The Avengers.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron director revealed the revelation with The Wall Street Journal, which chronicled Disney and Marvel’s unique, budget-focused hiring practice for their superhero films. “They are in the business of hiring the guy who hasn’t had a big success, because they don’t have to pay that guy very much,” said Whedon.
What’s surprising about that is the fact the first Avengers cost $230 million USD to produce and made around $1.5 billion USD worldwide. Even so, Whedon claims his self-produced Dr. Horrible series was more successful financially for him.