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Avengers swamps the competition

Wednesday, 23 May , 2012, 19:14

Box office reports
The Avengers torpedoed Battleship and Hollywood's other newcomers to remain the No. 1 film for the third-straight weekend with a domestic haul of $55.6 million.

That lifted the film's domestic total to $457.7 million, while its worldwide ticket sales have climbed to nearly $1.2 billion.

Battleship opened a distant No. 2 with $25.5 million. Debuting at No. 3 was Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy The Dictator with $17.4 million, while the ensemble pregnancy tale What to Expect When You're Expecting premiered at No. 5 with $10.5 million.

The top five movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, as compiled by Hollywood.com are:

The Avengers
Presented by: Disney
Total collection: $457,665,517
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Presented by: Universal
Total collection: $25,534,825
The Dictator
Presented by: Paramount
Total collection: $24,476,173
Dark Shadows
Presented by: Warner Bros.
Total collection: $50,721,759
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Presented by: Lionsgate
Total collection: $10,547,068
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Courtesy : Associated Press

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