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A valiant show from Aardman's second Sony collaboration lands it a spot behind the same studio's top-ranking romcom

Sony/Screen Gems's ensemble romcom Think Like a Man held on to the No 1 berth in a poor weekend that saw North American box office drop approximately 30% compared to the same session in 2011. Not to worry, box-office devotees – full service will be resumed this week with the domestic debut of The Avengers (Avengers Assemble in the UK), which stormed off to a $178m (£109m) international launch in 39 territories over the weekend.

Aardman Animations continues to cement its reputation stateside with The Pirates! Band of Misfits (UK title: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists). The Bristol-based company's second collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation – after Arthur Christmas – arrived in second place. The other new releases did not fare so well, in particular The Five-Year Engagement, the latest comedy hot off the Judd Apatow production line, »

- Jeremy Kay

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