Sunday, April 29, 2012

"The Avengers" Assemble $178 Million

Thanks to savvy marketing and critical praise for writer/director Joss Whedon's Marvel Comics'-based superhero team-up, "The Avengers", Disney reports it has assembled $178 million at the international box office for the 3D action feature, one week ahead of its North American debut, with a ranking of No. 1 in all 39 international theatrical markets it was released to.

"The Avengers" earned $24.7 million in the UK.,  $19.7 million from Australia, $15.9 million from Mexico and $12.9 million from Korea.

Other markets opening the film included Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, New Zealand and the Philippines. 

"The Avengers" opens in China, Russia, the US and Canada May 4, followed by a Japanese opening in August.

"...Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures 'Marvel’s The Avengers'–the Super Hero team up of a lifetime...

"...featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes 'Iron Man', 'The Incredible Hulk', 'Thor', 'Captain America', 'Hawkeye' and 'Black Widow'.

" unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security.

"'Nick Fury', Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as 'S.H.I.E.L.D.', finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.

"Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins..."

"The Avengers" stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson.

"The Avengers" is based on the Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Avengers"...