The Avengers has finally been toppled from the top of the US box office, with Men In Black 3 taking $70 million over the Memorial Day weekend. It’s not quite the $75-$80 million that Sony was hoping for it’s not a bad start, and the studio certainly can’t be upset that worldwide the movie took just over $200 million, suggesting it’ll make back its hefty investment in the movie even if it doesn’t end up as profitable as the earlier films in the series.
The only other new entry in the top 10 is Chernobyl Diaries, which took a soft $9.3 million. Although not as much as some expected, as it’s a low budget flick, it could be worse.
Outside the top 10, Moonrise Kingdom got off to a great start, taking $669,000 on only four screens for an incredibly impressive per screen average of $167,000. It’s an incredibly good opening and suggests the Wes Anderson movie will do very well as it expands onto more screens over the coming week.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||Men In Black 3||$70||$70|
|7||What To Expect When You’re Expecting||$8.8||$23.8|
|8||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||$8.2||$18.4|
|9||The Hunger Games||$2.8||$395.8|
|10||Think Like A Man||$1.8||$88.6|