‘Avengers’ Sinks ‘Battleship’ To Remain On Top At Box Office

“The Avengers” continues to muscle out everything else Hollywood throws at it, easily sinking naval rival “Battleship” and other new releases.

With $55.1 million domestically, Disney’s superhero sensation remained No. 1 for a third-straight weekend and took in more than the three big newcomers combined. “The Avengers” is approaching the $1.2 billion mark worldwide.

Universal’s “Battleship” opened at No. 2 with $25.4 million domestically, adding to the $226.8 million the board-game adaptation has earned overseas since launching in April.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy “The Dictator” debuted in third-place with $17.4 million for the weekend. Since openingWednesday, the Paramount release has taken in $24.5 million.

Lionsgate’s pregnancy comedy “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” featuring Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez, premiered at No. 5 with $10.5 million.

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