New Disney (DIS +1.1%) flick The Avengers opened to international audiences at a record-setting...

|By:, SA News Editor

New Disney (DIS +1.1%) flick The Avengers opened to international audiences at a record-setting pace, according to early box office reports. Though the film doesn't hit stateside until May 4, pre-sales in the U.S. are also exceptionally brisk. The movie is the first offering from Marvel Comics to be marketed and distributed by Disney, with hopes running high it will make up for the John Carter debacle.