MEN IN BLACK 3 grossed an estimated $132.0 million in its initial week of international release and $202 million worldwide. It opened #1 in 104 of the 106 markets that opened with tremendous market shares everywhere.
This will put Disney and Marvel’s “The Avengers” in the second spot for the first time with a fourth weekend gross of $36,987,000 for the three days and an expected $47.1 million for the 4-days of the holiday weekend.
More “Avengers” data courtesy of Disney: MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS (Marvel): 4th week of release MARVEL’S The Avengers crossed the $500M threshold at the domestic box office on May 26th in its 23rd day of release, shattering the previous record of 32days held by Avatar. It is currently the #4 film of all time globally and domestically and is currently and the #5 film of all time internationally, passing Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($771M) this weekend. 3-DAY DOMESTIC WKND ESTIMATE (May 25-27): $37M at 3,918 locations * 4-DAY DOMESTIC WKND ESTIMATE (May 25-28): $47.1M at 3,918 locations. INTERNATIONAL WKND ESTIMATE (May 25-27): $26.3M MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS is currently in release in 54 territories representing about 95% of the international market. ESTIMATED DOMESTIC CUME THROUGH SUN: $513.7 MILLION * ESTIMATED DOMESTIC CUME THROUGH MON: $523.8MILLION ESTIMATED INTERNATIONAL CUME THROUGH SUN: $781.6 MILLION ESTIMATED GLOBAL CUME THROUGH SUN: $1,295.3 MILLION * Updated four-day holiday weekend estimates will be transmitted tomorrow (Monday) morning.
Universal’s Battleship will enter its second weekend in North America and should taking third place with a Friday through Sunday take of $10.7 million and an expected 4-day total of $13.6 million. The North American total is now at $44.2 million through Sunday. The big budget action flick has taken a lot of heat for not taking the box office by storm, but added more dollars in both in the U.S. and the international territories this weekend.
Paramount’s R-rated comedy The Dictator, starring Sacha Baron Cohen memorialized this weekend $9.6 million for the three days and $12.225 million for 4-days. “Borat” and “Bruno” made Cohen a household name via his strange and off-beat brand of comedy and by Monday night this latest comedic foray should have around $44.1 million in the vault.
Warner Bros.’ “Chernobyl Diaries” is the latest R-rated scare-fest from “Paranormal Activity” director and producer Oren Peli. The film follows a group of tourists on a usual trip to the site of the infamous Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor where a meltdown in 1986 decimated the local town and made it seemingly uninhabitable. Of course, these so-called tourists discover that they are not alone and the horror ensues. A three-day gross of $8.0 million will gave this newcomer a fifth place finish for the extended holiday weekend.
The second “down” weekend in a row has chipped away at our year-to-date advantage, but next weekend looks strong with Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
Weekend Box Office (Estimates) Top Movies for Weekend of May 25, 2012 Movie F-S-S Gross Total to Date 1 Men in Black 3 (PG13) $55.0M $55.0M 2 The Avengers (PG13) $36.987M $513.7M 3 Battleship (PG13) $10.7M $44.2M 4 The Dictator (R) $9.6M $41.4M 5 Chernobyl Diaries (R) $8.0M $8.0M