Here’s a movie twist no one saw coming.
The summer box-office hit “Captain America: The First Avenger” is doing even better overseas — despite having overt themes of American patriotism.
Fearing anti-American foreign sentiment, Paramount had pondered marketing the film as just “The First Avenger.”
But every foreign distributor — save for Russia, Ukraine, and South Korea — went with the original title because of the character’s brand-name recognition.
Looks like the studio had nothing to worry about. The word America didn’t keep theatergoers away — and it isn’t the first time a stars-and-stripes bonanza has charmed the worldwide box office.
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