Marvel's THE AVENGERS Breaks Box Office Records Overseas
THE AVENGERS will not open in U.S. theaters until May 4, but it is already breaking box office records overseas. According to Deadline.com, the film has already grossed over $185 million in the first five days of release in 39 territories.
The action fantasy from Walt Disney Pictures is directed and written by Joss Whedon and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Cobie Smulders, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård, Amanda Righetti, Tom Hiddleston, Lou Ferrigno,Clark Gregg, Jenny Agutter, Joseph M. Abbott, Logan Bennett, Johnathon Johnson, Bob Kaye, Darren Kendrick, Evan Kole, Lyle Lovett, Sean P. McCarthy, Walter Perez, Frank Powers, Alicia Sixtos.
Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in "Iron Man," "The Incredible Hulk," "Iron Man 2," "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger," "Marvel's The Avengers" is the superhero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
THE AVENGERS is playing in approximately 70% of its foreign markets. Latin and South America earned the highest opening weekend of all time in major markets like Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Central America, Peru, and Boliva. The Asian markets had huge opening weekends in Hong King, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines. Grosses for countries already showing the film include: UK $25.5M, Australia $19.8M, Mexico $16.9M, France $13.9M, Korea $13.0M, Brazil $11.3M, Italy $11.0M, Germany $8.1M, Taiwan $7.5M, Spain $6.9M, Philippines $6.6M, and Hong Kong $4.7M.