Thinking about lining up on May 6th to be one of the first fans in the world to see Thor and Loki battle it out on the big-screen? You might be surprised, and possibly disappointed, to know that over 40 countries will get to see the film before moviegoers in the United States.

According to the official International release schedule for the film Thor will open internationally on April 27th in Belgium, Egypt, and France, with many other countries following shortly after.

Marvel is known for planning ahead. It’s not the first time that Marvel has opened one of their tent-pole pictures to the international crowd before film-goers in the U.S. – as Iron Man 2 followed a similar release schedule. Director Jon Favreau’s heavy-metal follow-up opened on May 7th in the U.S. – with international audiences getting a look at the film starting on April 28th.

Check out the full list of international release dates – to see when Thor is opening in your country. You can also check the official Thor international release site for links to coverage of the film – specific to your region:

North America

  • United States – May 6

Latin America

  • Argentina – April 28
  • Brazil – April 29
  • Chile – April 28
  • Colombia – April 29
  • Mexico – April 29
  • Panama – April 29
  • Peru – April 28
  • Venezuela – April 29

Middle East / Africa

  • Egypt – April 27
  • Israel – April 28
  • Lebanon – April 28
  • South Africa – April 29
  • United Arab Emirates – April 28

Asia Pacific

  • Australia – April 28
  • Hong Kong – April 28
  • India – April 29
  • Indonesia – April 29
  • Japan – July 2
  • Korea – April 28
  • Singapore – April 28
  • Malaysia – April 28
  • New Zealand – April 28
  • Philippines – April 29
  • Taiwan – April 29
  • Thailand – April 29

Europe

  • Austria – April 29
  • Belgium – April 27
  • Croatia – April 28
  • Cyprus – April 29
  • Czech Republic / Slovakia – April 28
  • Denmark – April 28
  • Finland – May 6
  • France – April 27
  • Germany – April 28
  • Greece – April 28
  • Hungary – April 28
  • Iceland – April 29
  • Ireland – April 29
  • Italy – April 29
  • Netherlands – April 29
  • Norway – April 28
  • Poland – April 29
  • Portugal – April 29
  • Romania – April 28
  • Russia – April 29
  • Serbia & Montenegro – April 28
  • Slovenia – April 28
  • Spain – April 28
  • Sweden – April 29
  • Switzerland-French – April 29
  • Switzerland-German – April 27
  • Switzerland-Italian – April 29
  • Turkey – April 29
  • Ukraine – April 28
  • United Kingdom – April 29

"You tell those Americans they can wait."


While some Thor fans might be disappointed that they’ll have to fly to another country to be among the first moviegoers to see Kenneth Branagh’s Marvel superhero installment, the international Thor release will pale in comparison to the irony of the impending Captain America: The First Avenger release schedule.

Personally, I don’t see any problem with Hollywood productions opening in other countries before they hit theaters in the U.S. but I can imagine some die-hard Cap fans won’t be able to resist getting worked up if the titular American hero screens in foreign theaters first.

Thor, as we all know, is actually Scandinavian after-all.

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Thor opens on May 6th in U.S. theaters and a few days earlier almost everywhere else.

Source: Official Thor Site