Avengers Scores Overseas Before US Debut

$36M in two days a week before American opening

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 28, 2012 6:14 AM CDT | Updated Apr 28, 2012 6:27 AM CDT

(Newser) The Avengers is still nearly a week away from its US debut, but the superhero blockbuster is already pulling in big numbers around the world, reports Variety. In just two days, Avengers has made $36 million around the world, notes the Hollywood Reporter, including $8.2 million in Australia (the second-best opening there ever), $4.1 million in the UK (making it the third-biggest Thursday opening there), and $2.3 million in South Korea (third-best opening for an international film).

Other big numbers include $4.9 million for France and $4.6 million in Italy. Disney also says that Avengers set records in New Zealand and Taiwan. The movie debuts May 4 in the US, and Movietickets.com says it is selling more advance tickets for the flick than any other Disney Marvel offering, including Iron Man 2, notes Bloomberg.

Iron Man, portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., left, and Captain America, portrayed by Chris Evans, are shown in a scene from The Avengers.
Iron Man, portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., left, and Captain America, portrayed by Chris Evans, are shown in a scene from "The Avengers."   (AP Photo/Disney)
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