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The Avengers: Chris Evans / Captain America, Robert Downey Jr / Tony Stark / Iron Man The Avengers easily topped the North American box office this past weekend, grossing $55.64m according to box-office actuals found at Box Office Mojo. At a distant second place with $25.53m was Battleship, a $209m Universal release that has turned out to be a major bomb domestically. On Sunday, The Avengers passed the $450m mark in North America. It is the fastest movie to reach that milestone: 17 days. At no. 2, Christopher Nolan / Christian Bale’s The Dark Knight reached $450m after 27 days. (Adjusted for inflation, The Dark Knight reached that milestone on Day 21.) The Avengers vs. The Dark Knight: Ticket Sales Now, which movie has sold more tickets, The Avengers or The Dark Knight? On Day 17, The Avengers‘ cume stands at $457.66m; The Dark Knight‘s was $393.75m. Adjusted for inflation, The Dark Knight‘s take goes up to approximately $429m. »

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