MIB 3 Finally Overthrows The Avengers

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Men in Black 3 (2012) Movie PosterIt took Big Willy and his trademark Memorial Day opening to finally knock “The Avengers” off their box office perch. In its fourth week of release, Joss Whedon’s superhero team-up was finally bested, falling to second place with another estimated $38 million over the weekend. “Men in Black 3″, the third film starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones (and this time joined by Josh Brolin as a younger version of Jones), opened in first place as expected with $55 million, though still taking in well below industry expectations.

Now in its fourth week, Marvel’s “The Avengers” has crossed $500 million so far in domestic box office ($513 million to be exact), and $1.29 billion worldwide. That puts it 4th on the list of All-Time Worldwide earners, just behind “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″. With only $33 million between it and “Potter”, there’s no stopping “The Avengers” from taking over third place by the end of next week. As for second or first, that’s pretty much a lost cause, with “Titanic’s” $2.185 billion well out of reach.

As for “Men in Black 3″, a decade after the second movie, the MIB prove they still have some muscle at the box office, albeit they’re not as strong as they used to be. Kicking “The Avengers” down to second place was an accomplishment, but the film’s $55 million for the weekend (and estimated $70 million, counting Memorial Day tomorrow), is still well under expectations, which had it making somewhere in the $85 million range. Still, it opened much better than the first movie, which debuted with $51 million on its way to $589 worldwide, while the second film did slightly better with $52 million on its way to $441 worldwide. Of course, that’s if you don’t factor in inflation. It has been over 10 years since “Men in Black 2″, after all, and over 15 years since the first movie.

The week’s other studio newcomer, the Oren Peli-produced/co-written “Chernobyl Diaries” opened in a disappointing 5th place with $8 million. Traditionally, these cheapo films wouldn’t need all that big of a box office opening to earn a profit, but these films cost way more to promote than to make despite their no-name cast and questionable narrative. It also opened in over 2,433 screens, but still lost out to “Battleship” (#3) and “The Dictator” (#4).

Chernobyl Diaries (2012) Movie Image

Via : Box Office Mojo

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  • Wolfdaddy21

    Really odd to me, MIB II wasn’t all that great and this looks like the stereotypical go back in time gig. But Avengers is still No 4 of all time and still has a ways to go

  • Jonnydownes

    Am I stupid or have I just become the most intelligent man to walk the earth???? PLAN:……..

    could/can Avengers release a directors cut and double its box office under the same title and smash avatar/titanic/potter?

    because I have seen Avengers twice, first movie ever I have gone to watch twice in the cinema, but i would defo go again with the promise of 30mins of cut cap.America footage!!!

    • Juggernaut

      I’m in!

  • TotesMagotes

    Watched a bootlegged version of MIB3 last night because it didn’t look very good, and I was right… There was little to no funny parts in it, I found that they were trying way too hard and it didn’t work.