BOX OFFICE: MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS Crosses $73.1M; Continues Breaking Records
Marvel's The Avengers isn't released in the US until May 4th (although that hasn't stopped it nabbing over 60% of all pre-sold movie tickets online) but more figures from overseas are in and things are looking very, very good for Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble!
More box office figures for Marvel's The Avengers have been revealed by Deadline, and after just three days of release, things are looking even better than expected for the film which combines the heroes from Iron Man/Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger all into one incredible blockbuster. The film has so far been released in 41 territories and box office now stands at a total of $71.3M. This is only 70% of its full foreign run, and the figures from key territories are as follows.
• Australia $11.1M
• UK $9.4M
• France $6.8M
• Italy $5.8M
• Mexico $4.7M
• Korea $4.5M
• Taiwan $3.6M
• Germany $3.4M
• Philippines $3.4M
• Brazil $2.8M
• Hong Kong $1.8M
• Spain $1.7M.
Now, here's a rundown of just a few of the latest records the film has managed to break. Superhero films often do very well in the UK and the past two days has seen Avengers Assemble exceed the box office openings of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Hong Kong, Malaysia and Iceland had the hightest Friday opening ever, while Taiwan and Mexico had the second, and India and Brazil third. With The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises still on the way, do you think either of those will end up being an even bigger success? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
RELEASE DATE: April 26th, 2012. (UK) May 4th, 2012. (US)
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