Avengers & Box Office
Avengers & 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. Overseas, ‘The Avengers’ added an additional $56 million.
The film is approaching the $1.2 billion mark worldwide, totaling $457.1 million domestically and $723.3 million internationally.
“‘The Avengers’ is dominating the marketplace so profoundly that the newcomers are having a tough time breaking in now,” said Paul Dergarabedian, analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood.com.
Universal’s ‘Battleship’ opened a distant No. 2 with $25.4 million domestically, well below industry expectations.