New still from "The Avengers" + some box office news

Marvel's The Avengers has already made an estimated $17.1M from 10 countries, exceeding expectations and becoming one of the highest grossing openings ever. It has also been revealed that pre-ticket sales for the film are more than every other Marvel Studios movie combined.

Deadline has more estimates coming in from the 10 of the 42 territories that Marvel's The Avengers has been released in over the past two days and it continues to break box office records. The superhero ensemble has now made $17.1M in total after impressive openings of $7.2M in Australia, $3.0 in France, $1.3M in the Philippines, $1.2M in Taiwan, and $800K in New Zealand. This is a particularly strong opening in Australia where it has opened 214% ahead of Iron Man 2 and 136% ahead of The Dark Knight. This is the highest opening day ever for a Disney film in the country.

In other news, reveal that the film, "is pre-selling more tickets for the upcoming release than the online ticketing company sold for Captain America, Thor, Iron Man 2, and Iron Man combined at the same point in the sales cycle for each film. In fact, pre-sales are over 1 1/2-times that of these past Marvel films combined sales at the same point in the sales cycle." To put this into perspective for you, tickets for Marvel's The Avengers are selling 3,995% more tickets than Captain America: The First Avenger, 1,034% more tickets than Thor, 114% more tickets than Iron Man 2, and 1,406% more tickets than Iron Man.