"Avengers" becomes the No. 4 pic of all time with a staggering $1.18 billion; "The Dictator," too racy for flyover states, posts five-day debut of $24.5 million but overperforms internationally with $30.3 million for global opening of $54.8 million. READ MORE
The big-budget tentpole is headed for a dismal $25.1 million opening in North America, even lower than Disney's flop "John Carter"; Sacha Baron Cohen's "Dictator" easily pulls ahead of "What to Expect When You're Expecting." READ MORE
The Universal tentpole is expected to debut in the modest $35 million to $40 million range as "The Avengers" continues to dominate in its fourth weekend with a projected gross of as much as $60 million. READ MORE
UPDATED: The actor, dressed in character, almost tumbles off the animal during a promotional photo-op for his movie "The Dictator"; earlier, he was spotted on a yacht in the Cannes harbor pretending to throw Elisabetta Canalis overboard in a body bag.