LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Avengers” is taking a page out of Superman’s comic book — flying faster than a speeding bullet to the billion-dollar mark at the box office.
The superhero blockbuster took in $103.2 million to lead for a second-straight weekend, raising its domestic total to $373.2 million. With $95.4 million more overseas, “The Avengers” lifted its international receipts to $628.9 million for a worldwide haul of just over $1 billion.READ MORE: Video: Multiple Trees Fall On Homes, Leading To Injuries During Severe Winds
The action smash from Disney’s Marvel Studios easily fended off Johnny Depp and Tim Burton’s vampire romp “Dark Shadows,” which had a so-so domestic start of $28.8 million to finish a distant No. 2.READ MORE: SAG-AFTRA Calls On Golden Globes Group To Increase Diversity
That’s far below such past Depp-Burton collaborations as “Alice in Wonderland,” which opened with $116.1 million, and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which debuted with $56.2 million.MORE NEWS: Man And Woman Shot To Death In Gardena Identified
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