In this film image released by Disney, Chris Evans, portraying Captain America, left, and Robert Downey Jr., portraying Tony Stark, are shown in a scene from “Marvel's The Avengers”. -AP Photo

LOS ANGELES: “The Avengers,” proving that five super heroes are better than one, smashed into US and Canadian theaters with a record $200.3 million in ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

The worldwide total for “Avengers,” produced by Disney's Marvel unit, reached $641.8 million since the movie opened in international markets on April 25.

“Avengers” unites Marvel comic book heroes Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk and others in a battle to save the planet.

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