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The weekend’s other new wide release, the Warner Bros. fright flick “Chernobyl Diaries,” opened far back in the pack at No. 6, with $9.3 million for the four days.

In limited release, Focus Features’ first-love comic drama “Moonrise Kingdom” got off to a huge start with $669,486 in four theaters, for a whopping average of $167,371 a cinema. That compares to an average of $16,478 in 4,248 theaters for “Men in Black 3.”

Directed by Wes Anderson (“Rushmore,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox”), “Moonrise Kingdom” chronicles the relationship of a troubled boy and girl who run away together in the mid-1960s. The ensemble cast includes Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton and Tilda Swinton.

“The Avengers” has added $781.9 million overseas, giving it a worldwide total of just over $1.3 billion. The film is closing in on the No. 3 earner worldwide, last year’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” at $1.33 billion,” again with only “Avatar” ($2.8 billion) and “Titanic” ($2.2 billion) ahead of it.

Still, many older films such as “Gone with the Wind,” “Star Wars” and “The Sound of Music” sold more tickets than “The Avengers” and other modern blockbusters. Rising admission prices mean today’s movies make more money while selling fewer tickets, especially those that earn much of their cash from pricier 3-D shows, such as “The Avengers.”

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Monday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Tuesday.

1. “Men in Black 3,” $70 million ($133.2 million international).

2. “The Avengers,” $46.9 million ($26.3 million international).

3. “Battleship,” $13.8 million ($2.9 million international).

4. “The Dictator,” $11.8 million ($11.8 million international).

5. “Dark Shadows,” $9.4 million ($13.1 million international).

6. “Chernobyl Diaries,” $9.3 million.

7. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” $8.9 million ($1.5 million international).

8. “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” $8.2 million ($853,000 international).

9. “The Hunger Games,” $2.9 million ($800,000 international).

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