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Weekend box office recap: 'Avengers' stays on top

Posted by Katie McLeod  May 21, 2012 11:32 AM

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"Marvels' The Avengers," Disney’s powerhouse superhero movie, remained No. 1 this weekend, earning $55.1 million domestically. The film, which opened three weeks ago, has grossed $457 million since its US release. It's approaching the $1.2 billion mark worldwide and $723.3 million internationally.

Here's a look at the top five films at the box office this weekend:

1. The Avengers: $55.1M
2. Battleship: $25.4M
3. The Dictator: $17.4M
4. Dark Shadows: $12.8M
5. What to Expect When You're Expecting: $10.5M

Source: Weekend box office figures are from IMDB.

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