A further $56m from 54 territories saw Marvel Studios’ superhero spectacular hold on to its international crown with ease as the running total climbed to $723.3m.

Latest tallies put the UK on $72.3m, China on $69.3m, Mexico on $56.2m, Brazil on $51.9m, South Korea on $47.7m and Australia on $45.3m.

Combined with the $457.1m The Avengers has grossed $1.180bn worldwide.

  • Dark Shadows grossed $30.4m from 52 territories through Warner Bros Pictures International to boost the early running total to $8.3m.

The comedy opened top in Japan on a mighty $5m from 572 screens and added $4.3m in the second weekend in France from 489 for $9.8m, ranking number one ahead of new release and Cannes competition drama Rust And Bone with Marion Cotillard. The Lucky One stands at $26.4m.

  • The Dictator grossed a fraction less than Dark Shadows, taking $30.3m through PPI from 29 markets, opening top in 25 of those including the UK on $ 7.2m from 511 sites.

In two other notable number one debuts, Australia generated $5.7m from 220 over five days and $4.5m in Germany from 499. The Russian launch produced $2.5m from 575.

  • Universal’s American Pie: Reunion added $10.2m from 48 territories through UPI to stands at $159.4m and has reached $23.9m in the UK after 17 days.

Battleship stands at $226.8m following a $6.5m haul from 63 territories and latest figures put the film at $7.2m after two weekends in Mexico and $47.4m in China after five.

Hanni & Nanni 2 opened in German-speaking Europe on $1.6m from 600 venues. The Five-Year Engagement stands at $6.4m from eight territories.

  • Sony Pictures Releasing International’s romance The Vow has reached $64m and 21 Jump Street $52.2m.
  • Fox International’s Titanic 3D stands at $284.6m, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has reached $78.8m and This Means War is just shy of $100m at $99.2m.