BOX OFFICE: MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS Already Nearing $200M Overseas

Deadline reports that Marvel's The Avengers current international box office stands at $178.4M after its first five days of release in 39 territories. The film has seen the highest opening of all time in everywhere from Mexico to Brazil, Argentina, Central America, Peru, and Boliva, while Asian markets such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines also set records. Record breaking massive openings are currently expected in nations such as Russia, China and Japan (and of course, North America on May 4th). As you can see from the Tweets below, it's beginning to look more and more likely that Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble will easily hit $1B.