'Avengers' shoots higher overseas with $185.1M

1:37 PM, May 1, 2012   |    comments
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LOS ANGELES -- "The Avengers" isn't playing yet on U.S. movie screens, but the superhero dream team already is a marvel at the worldwide box office.

Final figures from distributor Disney on Monday put the overseas haul for "The Avengers" at $185.1 million since it began opening in 39 markets last week. That's nearly $7 million more than the studio had estimated Sunday.

Photos: Avengers production in Cleveland

The overseas results for "The Avengers" overshadowed a fairly quiet weekend at the domestic box office. The ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man" remained the No. 1 draw for the second-straight weekend with $17.6 million, holding off a rush of new movies that did only modest business at U.S. theaters.

Among the revenue highlights for "The Avengers": $25.5 million in Great Britain, $19.8 million in Australia, $16.9 million in Mexico and $13.9 million in France.

Photos: 'The Avengers' movie premiere

Based on the Marvel Comics series, "The Avengers" cast includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Mark Ruffalo as the Incredible Hulk.

The film opens in U.S. theaters Friday.

Associated Press

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