THE AVENGERS MOVIE has taken over $178 million (€134 million) outside of the US. The superhero movie opened overseas a week before it is due to be released in the States.
According to Box Office Mojo the comic book movie topped the UK box office taking in $24.7 million (€18.6 million). The Irish box office statistics for the film have not yet been released.
Marvel’s comic book movie has broken the Philippines box office record and now holds the record for the highest grossing film of all time according to philSTAR.com.
The film’s ensemble cast who play comic book heroes include Robert Downey Jr, Samuel L Jackson, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson.
The phenomenal overseas ticket sales has only fueled anticipation for US theater openings with Rolling Stone magazine reporting that The Avengers movie “has it all”.