Peter Berg

Peter Berg

Peter Berg wants to make a 'Battleship' sequel, but worries it might be a flop.

The director - whose film stars Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna as US Navy officers fighting an alien invasion - has blamed the popular 'Avengers Assemble' film for 'Battleship's relative failure at the US box office, complicating his plans for a sequel.

He told MTV news: "'Battleship' is a film that I would definitely like to do a sequel to. The movie kicked butt internationally, but we kind of ran into a wall when 'Avengers' refused to go away.

"So, what I need everyone to do is go see 'Battleship' now that they've seen 'Avengers' five times. If they do that, we can definitely make a sequel."

Peter's sci-fi action flick made $235 million internationally, but has only grossed $63 million in the US since its late April release because the 'Avengers Assemble' has hogged the top spot since May.

The superhero film - which stars Scarlet Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth - is the third highest-grossing film ever and the fastest film in history to make $1 billion.

When questioned about what he could have changed to make his film a success, Berg said: "I would have loved it to have come out three weeks before 'The Avengers' domestically, like we did internationally, because 'The Avengers' outperformed everything. It was impossible for 'Battleship' to get any oxygen."