Sunday, May 27, 2012
'Men In Black 3' Dethrone 'Avengers' at Box Office With $55M
The third "Men in Black" alien action comedy has bumped the mighty "Avengers" from the top of movie box office charts.
"MIB 3", starring Will Smith, racked up $55 million from Friday through Sunday.The movie is expected to haul in a global $202 million over the four-day holiday weekend, according to sony pictures.
It is the first "Men in Black" film to reach theaters in 10 years, and the best performing film since the franchise began in 1997.
Avengers took in $37 Million making it second after topping the Box office for three straight weekends.
Universal's "Battleship" was No. 3 in its second weekend with $10.8 million, . Paramount's comedy "The Dictator" took in $9.6 million to finish fourth in its second weekend. The Warner Bros. horror tale "Chernobyl Diaries" opened at No. 5 with $8 million.
In "MIB 3", Smith returns to his role as Agent J, half of a secret-agent duo that keeps order among aliens disguised as humans and living on Earth. Tommy Lee Jones plays his partner,agent k.