The Avengers Breaks Records With Big Foreign Debut
Posted on Mon Apr 30, 2012 09:30 AM PDT

the-avengerslogo200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - With a week before its US debut, The Avengers have already flexed their muscle overseas with an impressive foreign debut to the tune of $178.4 million.

The highly anticipated superhero film opened at number 1 in 39 markets around the globe, breaking records in Mexico ($15.9 million), Brazil ($11.3 million), Taiwan ($7.7 million), Hong Kong ($4.6 million) and the Philippines ($6.5 million). In the U.K., the film took in $24.7 million.

The $178.4 million debut ranks ninth on the all-time foreign openings chart, with experts predicting the movie making more than $600 million once it debuts in American and other countries.