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'Avengers' dominate box office, adding $100M

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. appear in a still image from the film, 'The Avengers.' (Marvel Studios / Paramount Pictures / Albuquerque Studios)

May 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
"The Avengers" raked in $103.2 million in the box office, taking the lead again this weekend.

The superhero blockbuster is now the first movie ever to pull in more than $100 million domestically in its second weekend. According to studio estimates, the film's domestic total is now at $373.2 million.

With $95.4 million more overseas, "The Avengers" lifted its international receipts to $628.9 million and a worldwide haul of just over $1 billion, only 19 days after it began rolling out in some markets.

The Marvel Studios hero mash-up includes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye.

The heroes join forces to save the world from Thor's evil brother, who wants to destroy all humankind.

Behind "Avengers," "Dark Shadows" finished a distant second with $28.8 million. "Think Like a Man" got the No. 3 spot, earning $6.3 million.

"The Hunger Games" and "The Lucky One" earned the No. 4 and No. 5 spots, respectively.

1. "The Avengers," $103.2 million ($95.4 million international).

2. "Dark Shadows," $28.8 million ($36.7 million international).

3. "Think Like a Man," $6.3 million.

4. "The Hunger Games," $4.4 million ($2.4 million international).

5. "The Lucky One," $4.1 million ($2.5 million international).

6. "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," $3.2 million ($2.2 million international).

7. "The Five-Year Engagement," $3.1 million ($1.7 million international).

8. "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," $2.7 million ($1.9 million international).

9. "Chimpanzee," $1.6 million.

10. "Girl in Progress," $1.4 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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