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'The Avengers' Breaks International Box Office Records

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/29/2012 1:03 pm Updated: 04/29/2012 1:25 pm

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'The Avengers' breaks international box office records.

"Marvel's The Avengers" may not open in the U.S. until May 4, but the summer superhero flick is already breaking international records.

Joss Whedon's Marvel adventure brought in an estimated $178.4 million overseas. "The Avengers" also had the biggest opening weekend ever in 12 countries, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Central America, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, New Zealand, The Philippines.

Domestically, the ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man" took the No. 1 spot for the second-straight weekend with $18 million, surprisingly beating Judd Apatow's "The Five-Year Engagement."

Meanwhile, four movies all took in around $11 million: the animated comedy "The Pirates! Band of Misfits"; the romantic drama "The Lucky One"; the worldwide phenomenon "The Hunger Games"; and rom-com "The Five-Year Engagement."

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  • "The Avengers" Premiere, Closing Night Of The Tribeca Film Festival Sponsored By Bombay Sapphire

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Robert Downey Jr. (C) attends 'The Avengers' Premiere, Closing Night Of The Tribeca Film Festival Sponsored By Bombay Sapphire on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Bombay Sapphire)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actors Sunrise Coigney Mark Ruffalo attend the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Mark Ruffalo (2nd L) attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actors Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg attend the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actress Christine Lahti attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actors Taran Killam and Cobie Smulders attend the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actress Cobie Smulders (2nd L) attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan attend the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Tom Hiddleston (2nd L) attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Tom Hiddleston (R) attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actress Cobie Smulders attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Robert Downey Dr. (2nd L) attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Robert Downey Dr. (R) attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Bobby Moynihan attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Chris Hemsworth attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Tom Hiddleston attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Tom Hiddleston attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Chris Hemsworth attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Jimmy Buffett attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Robert Downey Jr. attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "Marvel's The Avengers" Premiere - Outside Arrivals - 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Mark Ruffalo attends the 'Marvel's The Avengers' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • "The Avengers" Premiere, Closing Night Of The Tribeca Film Festival Sponsored By Bombay Sapphire

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Chris Hemsworth (C) attends 'The Avengers' Premiere, Closing Night Of The Tribeca Film Festival Sponsored By Bombay Sapphire on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Bombay Sapphire)

  • "The Avengers" Premiere, Closing Night Of The Tribeca Film Festival Sponsored By Bombay Sapphire

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Chris Hemsworth (C) attends 'The Avengers' Premiere, Closing Night Of The Tribeca Film Festival Sponsored By Bombay Sapphire on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Bombay Sapphire)

  • "The Avengers" Premiere, Closing Night Of The Tribeca Film Festival Sponsored By Bombay Sapphire

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actor Chris Hemsworth attends 'The Avengers' Premiere, Closing Night Of The Tribeca Film Festival Sponsored By Bombay Sapphire on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Bombay Sapphire)

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