Normally blockbusters perform stronger internationally than they do domestically, however, there was some expectation from Paramount that Captain America: The First Avenger wouldn’t carry on that tradition.
They were wrong.
Thanks to a strong $5M opening in China over the weekend, ‘Captain America’ has grossed more money internationally ($178M) than domestically ($173.5M). And it still hasn’t even opened in Japan.
Source: Heat Vision | THR