The superhero action film film earned an additional $30.3 million from international screenings on Friday, bringing its cumulative international grosses to $334.3 million and its cumulative world-wide earnings to $414.8 million.
The Marvel Studios film, distributed by Walt Disney Co.’s movie studio, opened April 25 in international markets. Directed by Joss Whedon, the film features several big-name stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner. It is the first Marvel Studios film to be released by Disney since its $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009.
“To say that we have been pleased with the results to date would be a great understatement,” Dave Hollis, Disney’s executive vice president for theatrical sales, said.
The film’s U.S. midnight-screening grossed $18.7 million on Thursday, but didn’t manage to break box-office records. The top midnight opening stands with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” which earned $43.5 million in midnight screenings when it opened last summer, followed by “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1,” which took in $30.3 million during its midnight screenings when it opened in November.
“The Hunger Games” took in $19.7 million from midnight screenings when it opened in March.
Midnight IMAX Corp. screenings in North America on Thursday grossed $1.31 million on 273 screens.