For the third straight week, The Avengers kept control of the No. 1 spot at the box office worldwide, grabbing another $95.4 million across 54 markets. With a total of $628.9 million internationally and $373.2 million in North America, Marvel's superheroes climb beyond the $1 billion milestone.
In addition to record openings in a dozen markets, the top five are the UK ($65.7 million), China ($52.3 million), Mexico ($49.6 million), Brazil ($44.6 million) and South Korea ($41.3 million), per The Hollywood Reporter.
With $373.2 million in North America and $628.9 million internationally, The Avengers crosses the $1 billion milestone, 19 days into its release, Disney Studios has announced.
With an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner, its mighty performance earns it a place among only 12 films to gross $1 billion, including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and On Stranger Tides, Avatar and Titanic.
At No. 2 Tim Burton's Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp opened at $36.7 million in 42 territories making an average of $6,500 per screen, and hitting No. 1 in France, Spain and Italy.
The eighth collaboration of Depp and the director, this send-up of the 1960s televised gothic soap opera, had its biggest reception in Russia with $5.3 million and climbed to No. 1 in France with $4.6 million.
No. 1 openings were also recorded in Spain ($2.4 million at 341 spots) and in Italy ($2.3 million at 537 situations). Australia opening action came to $3.7 million at 369 screens while Korea came up with $2.5 million at 375 sites. It debuts in Japan May 19 and in Brazil and Mexico June 22.
In third place, American Pie: Reunion, the fourth sequel in the comedy franchise, is its biggest at the box office with $15.6 million in 49 markets and collecting $200 million worldwide.
Battleship ranks at No. 4 with $11.2 million drawn from 62 countries. The sci-fi/action title, starring Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch (John Taylor) and singer Rihanna, opens this coming weekend in North America, after grossing $215.3 million internationally.
No. 5 is 21 Jump Street, another adaptation of a television series, which collected $3.2 million in 31 markets, at least based on estimates so far, which is close to gross for the Titanic 3D re-release at $3.1 million across 39 markets.