'The Avengers' Extends Box Office Winning Streak

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Marvel's The Avengers topped the box office for the third weekend in a row, sinking Battleship's highly anticipated debut.

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The superhero flick took in $55 million over the weekend, eclipsing Battleship's opening, which procured just $25.3 million.

The Dictator's attempted coup d'etat proved unsuccessful as well, reeling in $17 million for third place.