Disney and Marvel Studios' The Avengers is doing superhero-like business overseas, debuting to a massive $178.4 million as it rolled out in 39 markets across the globe. Avengers -- directed by Joss Whedon -- doesn't open for another week in North America. The tentpole opened No. 1 in all 39 territories, and posted the biggest opening weekend ever in key Latin American markets including Mexico ($15.9 million) and Brazil ($11.3 million).
Last May, The Hollywood Reporter claimed that Robert Downey Jr. stood to make $50 million from The Avengers (thanks to various bonuses and backend compensations written into his contract). Today, RDJ...