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Avengers Question

Can someone please explain to me why practically the entire freakin' world gets to see Avengers 2: The Age Of Ultron before we here in the U.S. do?

USA 13 April 2015 (Los Angeles, California) (premiere)
Belgium 22 April 2015
Switzerland 22 April 2015 (French speaking region)
Switzerland 22 April 2015 (Italian speaking region)
Finland 22 April 2015
France 22 April 2015
Indonesia 22 April 2015
Italy 22 April 2015
Netherlands 22 April 2015
Norway 22 April 2015
Philippines 22 April 2015
Sweden 22 April 2015
Taiwan 22 April 2015
Albania 23 April 2015
Argentina 23 April 2015
Austria 23 April 2015
Australia 23 April 2015
Azerbaijan 23 April 2015
Brazil 23 April 2015
Belarus 23 April 2015
Switzerland 23 April 2015 (German speaking region)
Chile 23 April 2015
Germany 23 April 2015
Denmark 23 April 2015
UK 23 April 2015
Georgia 23 April 2015
Hong
Kong 23 April 2015
Ireland 23 April 2015
Israel 23 April 2015
Iceland 23 April 2015
South
Korea 23 April 2015
Kazakhstan 23 April 2015
New
Zealand 23 April 2015
Russia 23 April 2015
Singapore 23 April 2015
Ukraine 23 April 2015
Bulgaria 24 April 2015
India 24 April 2015
South
Africa 24 April 2015
Egypt 29 April 2015
Trinidad
and Tobago 29 April 2015
United
Arab Emirates 30 April 2015
Chile 30 April 2015
Czech
Republic 30 April 2015
Ecuador 30 April 2015
Spain 30 April 2015
Greece 30 April 2015
Croatia 30 April 2015
Iraq 30 April 2015
Republic
of Macedonia 30 April 2015
Mexico 30 April 2015
Malaysia 30 April 2015
Peru 30 April 2015
Portugal 30 April 2015
Serbia 30 April 2015
Slovakia 30 April 2015
Thailand 30 April 2015
Bahamas 1 May 2015
Canada 1 May 2015
Colombia 1 May 2015
Cyprus 1 May 2015
Estonia 1 May 2015
Cambodia 1 May 2015
Lithuania 1 May 2015
Pakistan 1 May 2015
Romania 1 May 2015
Turkey 1 May 2015
USA 1 May 2015
Venezuela 1 May 2015
Vietnam 1 May 2015
Hungary 7 May 2015
Poland 7 May 2015
China 12 May 2015
Japan 4 July 2015

Comments

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bk03
Apr. 19th, 2015 04:10 pm (UTC)
That's an easy answer, $$$$. The international box office is proving to be more lucrative than the domestic. But, hey, at least you're not in Japan. They won't get to see it until July.
bradygirl_12
Apr. 19th, 2015 09:36 pm (UTC)
It's always money! :)

I noticed that about Japan. They always get everything months after everyone else. Sheesh!
navaan
Apr. 19th, 2015 07:57 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm not going to complain, as I have tickets for next week, but to be honest it has been one of these absolutely unanswerable questions why in a world that is connected as it is today and where the big companies whine about piracy all the time, they can't just get things out all across the world at the same start date.
bradygirl_12
Apr. 19th, 2015 09:38 pm (UTC)
You're right! Those in the know must be downloading as soon as the movie opens around the rest of the world. Well, no one ever said Hollywood was filled with Rhodes scholars.
crooked_halo
Apr. 20th, 2015 01:19 am (UTC)
I'm wondering the same thing. Apparently, the post-credits scene already showed up online and I'm sure spoilers are out there. It seems idiotic to me because the internet is a thing.

I am guessing that the US date was chosen to coincide with the weekend of Free Comic Book Day though. The last few years, Marvel has had a big release on that weekend and it's a smart weekend to premiere a comic book movie. But it's still just dumb to let the rest of the world see it before us. Unless they want spoilers and leaks to actually heighten excitement, which is possible.
bradygirl_12
Apr. 20th, 2015 01:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, in the world of the Internet, there are no secrets! And I hate spoilers. It's like finding your Christmas presents two weeks before Christmas and opening them. On Christmas Day, where's the fun?

I love the "Oh, WOW!" moment I can get with no spoilers. I like that feeling. Already knowing a plot point takes a lot of the fun out of it for me.

I'll just have to avoid a lot of the Internet for two weeks! :)

matsutakedo
Apr. 21st, 2015 10:44 am (UTC)
So I'm in Japan.... X(
bradygirl_12
Apr. 21st, 2015 01:47 pm (UTC)
I feel for you, my friend!
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