Box Office Report: MIB3 Unseats Avengers
Disney and Marvel’s The Avengers held the number two spot at the domestic box office on its fourth weekend out, earning $46.9 million for a total of $523.6 million, and becoming the fastest film ever to cross the $500 million mark. Worldwide, The Avengers continued its onslaught, earning $28.1 million overseas for a worldwide gross of $1.31 billion.
At number three, Universal’s Battleship brought in $13.8 million for a total of $47.3 million.
Paramount’s The Dictator came in fourth place this weekend, bringing in $11.8 million for a total of $43.6 million.
In fifth place, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's vampire soap opera revival Dark Shadows brought in $9.4 million in its third weekend out for a total of $64.8 million.
Alcon Entertainment and FilmNation's horror feature Chernobyl Diaries, distributed by Warner Bros., opened at $9.3 million this weekend, earning a dismal D+ CinemaScore.
At number seven, Lionsgate’s ensemble comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting brought in $8.9 million on its second weekend out for a total of $23.9 million.
Fox Searchlight’s geriatric comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel came in at number eight this weekend, earning $8.3 million for a total of $18.4 million.
Lionsgate's blockbuster The Hunger Games held on in ninth place in its tenth week out, earning $2.9 million for a total of $ $395.8 million.
Rounding out the list at number 10, ensemble comedy Think Like a Man, adapted from Steve Harvey's best-selling advice book Act Like a Lady, earned $1.8 million for a total of $88.7 million.
At the specialty box office, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, from Focus Features, had one of the best limited releases ever, grossing $669,486 for a location average of $167,371.
The Weinstein Company also did well with French comedy The Intouchables, which grossed $103,507 from four theaters for an impressive location average of $25,877.
Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.