Despite all of the early reactions and buzz surrounding The Avengers stemming from its press premieres around the world, the film doesn’t open in North American theaters until May 4th – a wait, we can agree, that is far too long. Most of Europe benefits from having the film open before this weekend, but some international markets enjoy an even earlier start.
The Avengers opened Wednesday night in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and several other smaller overseas markets, breaking a few box office records before it hits the rest of the international scene Thursday and Friday.
According to the early numbers, The Avengers - Marvel’s longest film to date – raked in nearly $ 8 million last night, $ 6 million of which came from its Australian premiere, home of Thor actor Chris Hemsworth. That haul places The Avengers as …
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