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'The Avengers' Posts Huge Global Box Office!

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Apr 29, 2012 | 7:54am EDT

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ALTDisney's "The Avengers" opens on Friday, May 4 in North America, but has already opened huge with $178.4 million in 39 international territories. With an expected North American debut weekend that should easily top the $100 million mark, the film is destined to be one of the highest grossing films of the summer and the year!

Data below courtesy of Disney International:

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS (Marvel Studios) began its record-breaking worldwide rollout opening in 39 international territories representing 70% of the international marketplace. The film opens in the U.S. on May 4th. Estimated international cume through 4/29 is $178.4 MILLION. International Highlights: • Biggest opening weekend ever in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Central America, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, New Zealand, The Philippines. • Biggest opening days in New Zealand, Taiwan, Iceland & Malaysia • Opened #1 in every market. Key Territories UK $24.7M Australia $19.7M Mexico $15.9M Korea $12.9M France $12.7M Brazil $11.3M Italy $10.4M Taiwan $7.7M Spain $7.3M Germany $6.7M Philippines $6.5M HK $4.6M Other $38.0M Total $178.4M Details by key territory Australia - represents the 2nd highest opening weekend of all-time and the highest Disney and Marvel opening weekend ever. Korea - represents the 5th highest western opening weekend of all-time and the highest Disney and Marvel opening weekend ever. Taiwan - represents the highest openingweekend of all-time! Hong Kong – highest opening weekend of all-time! Malaysia - highest opening weekend of all-time! New Zealand - highest opening weekend of all-time! The Philippines - highest opening weekend of all-time! The Saturday was the highest grossing single day in history! Vietnam – 2nd highest opening weekend of all-time and highest Disney/Marvel opening weekend ever. India – 3rd highest western opening weekend of all-time and highest Disney/Marvel opening weekend ever. UK – represents the highest superhero opening ever and highest Disney 3-day opening weekend ever Argentina – highest opening weekend of all-time! Brazil – highest opening weekend of all-time! Mexico – highest opening weekend of all-time! Ecuador – highest opening weekend of all-time! Central America – highest opening weekend of all-time! Peru – highest opening weekend of all-time! Bolivia – highest opening weekend of all-time! Other points of note This weekend number does not include any GBO for China, Russia or Japan. China and Russia open next week while Japan opens in August.

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