AN AMERICAN ABROAD: These Super-American Movies Did Even Better Overseas

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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.

Domestic: $130 million

Foreign: $226.2 million

Domestic: $102.6 million

Foreign: $132.9 million

Domestic: $6.7 million

Foreign: $17.2 million

Domestic: $130.2 million

Foreign: $136.3 million

Domestic: $15.1 million

Foreign: $19.2 million

Domestic: $173.5 million to date

Foreign: $178 million to date

Domestic: $13 million

Foreign: $14.7 million

Domestic: $35.6 million

Foreign: $32.3 million

Domestic: $6 million

Foreign: $2 million

Domestic: $15.5 million

Foreign: $9.8 million

Domestic: $57 million

Foreign: $45 million

Domestic: $32.8 million

Foreign: $18.1 million

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