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Did 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Take 'Avengers' at the Box Office?

This weekend "Snow White and the Huntsman" struck gold, taking in $56.3 mil at the box office and making it the second-highest debut of the summer, reports USA Today.

The opening, second only to "The Avengers" $207 mil launch last month, marks a strong rebound for Universal Pictures, who is still recovering from "Battleship's" less-than-hoped-for $25.5 mil debut on May 18.

Marvel's comic book hit movie wasn't done vexing the competition. "The Avengers" remained near the top of this weekend's charts at $20.3 mil, bringing their domestic total to $552.5 mil -- surpassing "The Dark Knight" as Hollywood's third place all-time domestic champs.

"Snow White and the Huntsman" came up with $39.3 mil in its international debut, while "The Avengers" climbed to third on the global chart, moving past "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" with a worldwide total of $1.35 billion.