After coming in at #1 in North America, Men in Black 3 pulled an even more convincing victory around the world thanks to an impressive $135.3 million. Now how does that stack up against past Men in Black movies? And how much did The Avengers make this weekend? Answers right after the break.
Men in Black returns from a long hiatus for the series after a somewhat disappointing part 2 back in 2002. That film made $251.4 million internationally during its run. Since Men in Black 3 made $135.3 million in just a weekend, it’s safe to say it should easily top that. Worldwide Men in Black 2 fared a little better with $441.8 million, also a number the 3rd film should have no problems passing. Now the original Men in Black is an entirely different story. Back in 1997 the sci-fi comedy made $338.7 million internationally and $589.4 million worldwide. While I can see Men in Black 3 matching the first of those two numbers, the later will be rather hard to reach. Ultimately this new film should finish around $500-550 million worldwide, so a good take for Sony.
The Avengers was 2nd with $26.3 million, down 55% from a week ago. After a month of box office domination this kind of drop was expected since Men in Black 3 took a lot of 3D theaters away from the superhero flick. Anyway, The Avengers has so far accumulated $781.6 million internationally and over $1.3 billion worldwide. Sometime this week it will become the 3rd highest grosser of all time, passing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
In 3rd place we find Dark Shadows, down 58% to $13.1 million. The Tim Burton and Johnny Depp soap opera adaptation has $108 million internationally at this point.
The Dictator comes in at #4 with $10.4 million, down 66%, ouch there. $49 million internationally so far and twice that worldwide.
Rounding out the top 5 we have a foreign surprise, South Korean flick All About My Wife (Nae Anaeui Modeun Geot, actually translated All of My Wife). This little film surpassed the likes of American Reunion or Battleship over the weekend thanks to a modest yet good enough $3.9 million take. Overall the film sits at $11.6 million.