The Avengers - The Avengers Shows Its Might At U.k. Box Office
The Avengers continues to flex its superhero muscles at the U.K. box office after topping the chart for the third week running.
Joss Whedon's blockbuster film pulled in $6.5 million (£4.1 million) over the weekend (12-13May12), seeing off American Pie: Reunion, which stayed in second place after earning $4 million (£2.5 million).
It's yet another impressive haul for the superhero ensemble, which stars Robert Downey, Jr. and Scarlett Johansson, after it became the latest movie to make the ultra-exclusive $1 billion box office club in the U.S.
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's Dark Shadows was a brand new entry in third place after earning $3.8 million (£2.4 million), while Zac Efron's The Lucky One dropped one place to fourth, taking $640,000 (£400,000).
Beauty and the Beast's $672,000 (£420,000) haul rounded out the top five.