The Avengers" continued to muscle out everything else Hollywood throws at it, easily sinking naval rival "Battleship" and other new releases.
With $55.1 million domestically, Disney's superhero sensation remained No. 1 for a third-straight weekend and took in more than the three big newcomers combined.
The film is approaching the $1.2 billion mark worldwide, totalling $457.1 million domestically and $723.3 million internationally.
Universal's "Battleship" opened a distant No. 2 with $25.4 million domestically, well below industry expectations.
Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy "The Dictator," in which he plays a tyrannical third-world leader, debuted in third-place with $17.4 million for the weekend.