While Marvel's The Avengers is still more than six long days from being released in the U.S., it has already accumulated a strong $73 million in box office grosses worldwide after being released this past Wednesday to high praise from critics and fans alike in various other parts of the world. And now its looking like the film to beat this summer. It delivers on all levels, which is evident in two new TV spots leading up to this Friday's release. Check them out along with three new photos, and then read on for Marvel President Kevin Feige's comments on how Marvel's The Avengers leads directly into Iron Man 3.

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Kevin Feige recently spoke to Empire, revealing how Marvel's The Avengers is set to lead directly into Iron Man 3.

"Iron Man 3 has been structured specifically to be the antidote to Marvel's The Avengers...Circumstances in the story separate Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) from having access to anything.

We wanted to take Tony back to, metaphorically speaking, the cave from Iron Man, the first half of Iron Man, when he's cut off from the world and needs just focus on his intellects to get himself out of his situation.

So he's not calling Thor, he's not calling Captain America, he can't press a special button to have the helicarrier come rescue him, so I think that'll be a nice complement to the team up of Avengers."

Here's how Marvel's The Avengers overseas box office breaks down.

  • Australia - $11.1M
  • UK - $9.4M
  • France - $6.8M
  • Italy - $5.8M
  • Mexico - $4.7M
  • Korea - $4.5M
  • Taiwan - $3.6M
  • Germany - $3.4M
  • Philippines - $3.4M
  • Brazil - $2.8M
  • HK - $1.8M
  • Spain - $1.7M
  • Other - $14.1M
  • Total - $73.1M

How do you think its going to do in America? Biggest box office weekend of all time?