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New York - The Avengers held its top slot at the North American box office over the weekend for a second week, studio estimates showed on Sunday.

The team of superheroes slew its challengers at cinemas, taking in $103.2-million, leaving other films in the dust and increasing its total take to $373-million.

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Cast member Chris Hemsworth arrives for the world premiere of The Avengers in Hollywood, California. Hemsworth plays Thor in the adventure film based on the Marvel comics.

Johnny Depp's vampire comedy Dark Shadows opened in a distant second with $28.8-million in ticket sales.

The rest of the field was even further behind. The romantic comedy Think Like A Man brought in $6.3-million, followed by The Hunger Games at $4.4-million in its eighth week on screen. The romance The Lucky One raked in $4.1-million. - Sapa-dpa

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