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Box Office Shocker: 'Captain America' Earns More Overseas than in U.S.

Defying perception, Paramount and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger has now earned more overseas than in North America.

To date, the superhero tentpole has grossed $178 million internationally, compared to $173.5 million at the domestic box office. The overseas tally includes a strong $5 million opening in China over the Sept. 9-11 weekend.

It’s hardly uncommon for a summer event pic -- and especially a 3D title -- to do bigger business internationally, but many assumed Captain America wouldn’t play as well among foreign audiences because of its title.

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StarWarsFan3693d ago

Well, even foreigners know America rocks.