Published On: Mon, May 21st, 2012

‘Battleship’ sunk by ‘The Avengers’ as the film becomes #4 all-time

The weekend box office figures were reported late on Sunday and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes were victorious again, fending off new films “Battleship” and “The Dictator.” Earning slightly more than $55 million, “Avengers” now has a domestic total of $457 million.

Box Office Mojo reported the figures yesterday, placing “Battleship” a distance second at $25.3 million and the “The Dictator” third with $17.4 million. Some critics felt that “Battleship,” with Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch (“John Carter”) and popular singer Rihanna, could unseat the Marvel blockbuster from the top slot.

“Avengers” moved past “Star Wars and the Phantom Menace” landing at #4 all-time on the domestic box office list. “Dark Knight” is #3 at $533 million, easily attainable, with “Avatar” and “Titanic” still resting in the top two slots at “$760.5 and $658.5 million respectively.

On the worldwide list, “Avengers” has grossed $1.18 billion, slightly behind the third place “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” at $1.32 billion. “Titanic” and “Avatar” hold the top two slots at $2.18 and 2.78 billion respectively.

This weekend, “Men in Black III” will challenge Iron Man, Thor and company as Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and the MIB return to theaters will plenty of fan appeal of their own.

Hawkeye, Captain America and Black Widow in “The Avengers”

Chris Evans as Captain America in “The Avengers” photo Marvel Studios

Joss Whedon directing Sam Jack on “The Avengers”

Tom Hiddleston as Loki in ‘The Avengers’

Joss Whedon on set of Avengers photo/Marvel Studios

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