Avengers gets off to a flying start overseas

MUMBAI: Opening last Wednesday, the Marvel Studios and Disney latest release The Avengers has got off to a flying start in the international box office scene after it notched up the second-highest opening of all time in Australia behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

The film grossed $6 million compared to $7 million (Deathly Hallows Part 2) while it opened 214 per cent ahead of Iron Man 2 ($1.8 million). To boot, Avengers posted the biggest opening day ever in New Zealand after earning $800,000. The film also grossed $3 million when it also opened in France.
Avengers, which has begun its foreign rollout a week ahead of its domestic launch scheduled on May 4. The film is setting down in a total of 42 foreign markets this weekend.

The film is expected to break all box office records both domestically and overseas. IMAX is playing the film in many of its theatres overseas.

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