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'The Avengers' Breaks International Box Office Records

04/29/2012 01:03 pm ET | Updated Apr 29, 2012

"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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