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Friday Box Office; ‘MIB 3′ Takes Hold of #1

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 05/26/2012

 

Box Office Mojo is the best Forecaster in the business and I agree, ‘Men in Black 3′ will vanquish ‘The Avengers,’ over Memorial Day Weekend. Putting an end to the three week dominate run from Marvel.

 

“After three weeks on top, The Avengers will almost certainly have to settle for second place behind MIB 3 over Memorial Day weekend. The sci-fi comedy three-quel, which marks star Will Smith’s return to the big screen following a three-and-a-half-year absence, will reach 4,248 theaters, which is the 12th-widest opening ever. Horror flick Chernobyl Diaries will also open nationwide at 2,433 locations, though it’s unlikely to drive significant traffic…. READ MORE

 

FRIDAY BOX OFFICE RETURNS

1. Men in Black 3 3D (Columbia/Sony) NEW [4,248 Theaters] PG13
Friday $18M, 4-Day Weekend $75M

2. Marvel’s The Avengers 3D (Disney) Week 4 [3,918 Theaters] PG13
Friday $9.5M, 4-Day Weekend $45M, Cume $523.5M

3. Chernobyl Diaries (Alcon/Warner Bros) NEW [2,433
Theaters] R
Friday $3.5M, 4-Day Weekend $11.5M

3. Battleship (Universal) Week 2 [3,702 Theaters] PG13
Friday $2.8M (-69%), 4-Day Weekend $13.5M, Cume $43.3M

5. The Dictator (Paramount) Week 2 [3,014 Theaters] R
Friday $2.6M (-53%), 4-Day Weekend $11.5M, Cume $43.3M

6. Dark Shadows 3D (Warner Bros) Week 3 [3,404 Theaters] PG13
Friday $2.1M, 4-Day Weekend $9.5M, Cume $65.0M

7. What To Expect When You’re Expecting (Lionsgate) Week 2 [3,021
Theaters] PG13
Friday $2.1M (-43%), 4-Day Weekend $9.0M, Cume $24.0M

8. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight) Week 4 [1,233
Theaters] PG13
Friday $1.8M, 4-Day Weekend $9.0M, Cume $17.9M

9. The Hunger Games (Lionsgate) Week 10 [1,421 Theaters] PG13
Friday $625K, 4-Day Weekend $2.7M, Cume $395.7M

10. Think Like A Man (Screen Gems/Sony) Week 6 [786 Theaters] PG13
Friday$450K, 4-Day Weekend $2.0M, Cume $88.9M

 

UPDATE: SATURDAY BOX OFFICE 

 

1. Men in Black 3 3D (Columbia/Sony) NEW [4,248 Theaters] PG13
Friday $18M, Saturday $19.6M
3-Day Weekend $56M, 4-Day Holiday $70M

2. Marvel’s The Avengers 3D (Disney) Week 4 [3,918 Theaters] PG13
Friday $9.7M, Saturda $14.6M
3-Day Weekend $38M, 4-Day Holiday $48.5M, Cume $525.2M

3. Battleship (Universal) Week 2 [3,702 Theaters] PG13
Friday $3.0M (-65%), Saturday $4.0M
3-Day Weekend $10.7M, 4-Day Holiday $13.3M, Cume $46.8M

4. The Dictator (Paramount) Week 2 [3,014 Theaters] R
Friday $2.7M (-51%), Saturday $3.3M
3-Day Weekend $9.2M, 4-Day Holiday $11.5M, Cume $43.3M

5. Dark Shadows 3D (Warner Bros) Week 3 [3,404 Theaters] PG13
Friday $2.0M, Saturday $2.7M
3-Day Weekend $7.4M, 4-Day Holiday $9.4M, Cume $64.9M

6. Chernobyl Diaries (Alcon/Warner Bros) NEW [2,433
Theaters] R
Friday $3.5M, Saturday $2.3M
3-Day Weekend $7.9M, 4-Day Holiday $9.2M

7. What To Expect When You’re Expecting (Lionsgate) Week 2 [3,021
Theaters] PG13
Friday $2.2M (-42%), Saturday $2.6M
3-Day Weekend $7.0M, 4-Day Holiday $8.7M, Cume $23.7M

8. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight) Week 4 [1,233
Theaters] PG13
Friday $1.5M, Saturday $2.5M
3-Day Weekend $6.3M, 4-Day Holiday $8.0M, Cume $18.2M

9. The Hunger Games (Lionsgate) Week 10 [1,421 Theaters] PG13
Friday $565K, Saturday $900K
3-Day Weekend $2.3M, 4-Day Holiday $3.0M, Cume $396.0M

10. Think Like A Man (Screen Gems/Sony) Week 6 [786 Theaters] PG13
Friday $390K, Saturday $550K
3-Day Weekend $1.4M, 4-Day Holiday $1.8M, Cume $88.7M

 

 

 


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