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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 05/21/2012

‘Battleship’ no match for ‘Avengers’ at box office

"Marvel's The Avengers" Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) (Used by permisson 2011 MARVEL )
The movie loosely based on Hasbro’s board game “Battleship” couldn’t muster enough momentum to launch itself to the top of the weekend box office in its first week out in theaters. Instead, “Marvel’s The Avengers” — which opened on May 4 — prevailed, spending yet another week at the top of the list. (Check out Celebritology for a more detailed breakdown.)

Here are the weekend’s top ten movies at the box office:

1. “Marvel’s The Avengers,” $55.1 million

2. “Battleship,” $25.4 million

3. “The Dictator,” $17.4 million

4. “Dark Shadows,” $12.8 million

5. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” $10.5 million

6. “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” $3.2 million

7. “The Hunger Games,” $3 million

8. “Think Like a Man,” $2.7 million

9. “The Lucky One,” $1.8 million

10. “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” $1.4 million

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