Los Angeles - The Avengers continues to muscle out everything else Hollywood throws at it, easily sinking naval rival Battleship and other new releases.
With $55.1m 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 $1.2bn mark worldwide.
Universal's Battleship opened at No 2 with $25.4m domestically, adding to the $226.8m the board-game adaptation has earned overseas since launching in April.
Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy The Dictator debuted in third-place with $17.4m for the weekend. Since opening Wednesday, the Paramount release has taken in $24.5m.
Lionsgate's pregnancy comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting, featuring Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez, premiered at No 5 with $10.5m.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
South African novelist JM Coetzee and US Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout are among contenders for Britain's prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Read More »
The British Council has started disciplinary procedures against an employee who went on a social media rant against Prince George. Read More »
Coming to SA.
New music video.
South AfricaCity Press
Cape TownCity Press
HousesR 6 500 000
TownhousesR 2 290 000
HousesR 1 795 000