The Avengers - The Avengers Assemble At Top Of U.k. Box Office
The superhero stars of The Avengers have fought off competition from American Reunion to top the U.K. box office for the second week running.
The star-studded blockbuster, titled Avengers Assemble in Britain, features a high-profile ensemble cast including Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo as the famed comic book team and it brought in $13 million (£8 million) over the weekend (05-06May12).
The takings left the American Pie sequel trailing in second place with $10 million (£6.3 million) ahead of Zac Efron's romantic drama The Lucky One, which debuted third in the chart, earning $1.7 million (£1.1 million).
Disney's re-released Beauty and the Beast 3D was another new entry in fourth spot ($1.1 million/£685,000) and Jason Statham's latest action film Safe rounded out the top five after taking just over £1 million (£670,000).