Well it looks like those Avengers can be defeated after all. Following a triumphant multi-week run at the top of the box office where it broke all sorts of records, The Avengers has finally dropped down to number two as the ever-reliable Will Smith and his Men in Black 3 took over the top spot at the box office with $70 million. The Avengers definitely gave it a good shot, finishing in second place with $46.9 million, while Battleship ($13.8 million), The Dictator ($11.8 million) and Dark Shadows ($9.4 million) rounded out the top five. In sixth place is the week's other new wide release, Chernobyl Diaries, which couldn't quite find enough of an audience to push it above $9.3 million.
Those are the dollars, but what about the critics? At Rotten Tomatoes, Men in Black 3 was also one of those rare summer blockbusters that does well financially and with critics. It sits at 67% Fresh, with Chernobyl Diaries at a dismal 25% Rotten. Though it wasn't a wide release, I'm including Moonrise Kingdom just because. Wes Anderson's latest opened to a dynamite per-screen average of $130,749, raking in $522,996 from only four theaters! [via Box Office Mojo] Plus it currently sits on Rotten Tomatoes with a 96% Fresh. Those are the sorts of numbers that grants it a spot in today's post, so if you did manage to see Moonrise Kingdom at one of those four theaters, definitely let us know what you thought.
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The only way to see Men In Black is in IMax!! Seriously it's like a while different movie!
MIB3 was excellent, had a strong foundation storyline and my first time seeing the Men In Black saga franchise. Awesome Cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin (as young Agent K) really delivered/shine through their Roles. Look forward to a MIB4!! Great job.
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