'The Avengers' Tops the Charts Earning $178.4 Million

Posted Sunday April 29, 2012 4:11 PM GMT

Earning more money than all of our nation’s biggest box-office hits combined this year, “The Avengers” staggered extremely impressive numbers with its international premieres.

Since its global debut in more than 30 countries on Wednesday, the action packed superhero film has earned an estimated $178.4 million - and, to top that off, it opened number one in every market.

The collaboration between Marvel and Walt Disney cost a whopping $220 million, but that high production fee is paying off - as it's set opening records in Mexico at $15.9 million and Brazil at $11.3 million, as well as Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Central America and Bolivia.

More money is expected to come with its release in China, Japan and Russia. Better yet, its North American release is set for May 4 and expected to rake in more than $100 million in the first weekend.

The film stars Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans.