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Chris Hemsworth portrays Thor, left, and and Chris Evans portrays Captain America, in a scene from “The Avengers,” expected to be released last May. The film industry saw an increase in ticket sales in 2012, a projected 5.6 percent increase from 2011.

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Ticket rush: Film fans hand Hollywood record cash

The big deal for Hollywood is not the record $10.8 billion that studios took in domestically in 2012. It’s the fact that the number of tickets sold went up for the first time in three years.

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