The Avengers Opens Overseas, Breaking Box Office Records

Although The Avengers doesn’t premiere in North America for another week, Marvel’s ensemble action film already rattling the international box office, assembling the second-highest opening of all time in Australia behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2.

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes grossed $6.2 million on Wednesday, 233 percent ahead of Iron Man, giving both Marvel and parent company Disney their biggest-ever opening day in Australia. To those figures The Hollywood Reporter adds $800,000 from New Zealand, $1.2 million from Taiwan — marking the best opening days ever for both — and $3 million from France.

The Joss Whedon-directed feature blazes into another 42 foreign markets over the weekend before opening May 4 in the United States and Canada, where it’s expected to gross more than $150 million in its first frame.

The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Incredible Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson, Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Selvig.

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  • Ricardo B.

    I saw it yesterday here in Perú. I’ts the BEST MARVEL MOVIE EVER. EPIC to the bones.

  • Adam G

    Saw it twice on Wednesday at the theatre I work at. It has been such a long time since I’ve been in a film where so many people cheered, laughed and applauded throughout. Great, great movie. Awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/DasNordlicht91 Marc

    Watch out, Batman.

  • Terrell Rose

     The summer movie season is officially open.

  • Herbie91

    AVENGERS was amazing. Its been playing to packed crowds. A real audience pleaser, well worth the hype. Watching it again this weekend

  • RunnerX13

    And the chances of a Serenity sequel have slightly increased.    

  • Davide_Moccia

    In Italy opened yesterday and made almost $3 million in just one day, for my country is really an ASTONISHING box office result.

  • jimbo

    Saw it today in the U.K. Rest assured guys it is amazing. The customary clip at the end will knock your socks off!

  • Kaniole

    I watched it today.
    It’s beyond a critic, the movie is a bulldozer that doesn’t stop. I full of comic book energy and comic-esque moments, maybe the best adaptation of a comic, because is funny, epical and really geek at the same time.

    Two moments:
    - Loki vs Hulk
    - Galaga.

    Can’t imagine what they will do for the next individuals movies, this is really hard to do better…

  • Thanos is cool

    You forgot about Thanos!!

  • I love scotch

    Saw it yesterday in Australia!  Brilliant!  And USA has to wait till next week – ha ha, suck shit USA!! You suck!

  • jimbo

    Dude, you are a total idiot. A lot of people haven’t seen this yet. Why would you ruin that for them?

  • DaMak

    Being its an AMERICAN film and not an Australian film… I think could live with that.