The Avengers dropped 44 percent to $20.5 million, which is the fourth-highest fifth weekend ever behind Avatar, Titanic and The Sixth Sense. On Friday, the superhero team-up passed The Dark Knight ($533.3 million) to move up to third place on the all-time domestic chart, and on Sunday it passed $550 million in a record 31 days (it took Avatar 38 days). To date, The Avengers has earned $552.95 million, and it's still on pace for around a $600 million total.
Battleship took another big hit this weekend, plummeting 54 percent to $5.1 million. Its 17-day total reached $55.4 million, which is off from John Carter's $62.4 million through the same point.
The Dictator fell 49 percent to $4.7 million for a total of $50.8 million. It could still pass Bruno's $60.05 million, but it's definitely not taking the trophy for first R-rated comedy hit of Summer 2012.
For Greater Glory debuted at 757 locations this weekend and grossed $1.89 million (good for 10th place). That translates to an unremarkable $2,491 per-theater average, and the movie will be lucky to get anywhere close to $10 million by the end of its run.
Moonrise Kingdom expanded to 16 locations and moved up to 13th place with $876,881. It put up an outstanding $54,805 per-theater average, and has now earned $1.7 million. Focus Features is going to continue with a gradual platform release next weekend when it adds 10 additional markets and reaches a total of roughly 70 theaters.
The Intouchables moved in to 50 locations and earned $321,951. That's a not-great $6,439 per theater, and it will be interesting to see if The Weinstein Company forges ahead with an aggressive expansion after this middle-of-the-road result.
Speaking of The Weinstein Company, Piranha 3DD debuted to $182,237 at 86 locations for a terrible per-theater average of $2,119. The movie's financial success, though, isn't primarily rooted in its theatrical performance—it was also released day-and-date on video on demand (though, of course, those viewing at home can't get the full 3DD experience).