‘Avengers’ Already A Smash Overseas
Superhero movie, due Stateside in early May, is already breaking records in foreign markets.
By Kevin P. Sullivan
The Avengers have already started to assemble overseas, and early box-office reports are spelling very good things for Marvel’s tentpole. The superhero movie that brings together Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk has reportedly made $12.5 million in a handful of foreign markets and is already breaking records, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The foreign rollout has proven lucrative elsewhere, too, as France added $3 million to the total.
Early tracking estimated that “The Avengers” could make more than $150 million during its early May opening weekend in the U.S. That would put the film in the same class as “Spider-Man 3,” “The Hunger Games,” “The Dark Knight” and “Deathly Hallows, Part 2.”
This could potentially mean the biggest debut for a Marvel Studios movie yet. “Iron Man 2” currently holds that honor. The Robert Downey Jr. sequel opened to $128 million back in 2010. That’s followed by the first “Iron Man” at $98 million.
“The Avengers” has the added advantage of higher ticket prices. The film is playing both in 3-D and in IMAX 3-D, so each individual ticket will add more to the final total. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” saw a large bump in its record-breaking run thanks in part to higher prices attached to 3-D showings.
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