With the mega-numbers posted by “The Hungers Games” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Hollywood has been worried that some of the early summer box office potential for other new films will be a little less than expected. This weekend, there seems to be signs that’s a legitimate concern.
“Men in Black III” opened in number one spot with $70 million, but that’s about $10 million less than expected.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” was second with a healthy $46.9 million, down only 16% from the previous weekend. For four weeks in domestic release, “The Avengers” has totaled a staggering $523.6 million.
“Battleship”continues to descend with $13.8 million this weekend. “The Dictator” with $11.8 million and “Dark Shadows” with $9.4 million came in fourth and fifth. Newcomer “Chernobyl Diaries” finished with just $9.6 million, giving it sixth place. For the balance of the box office numbers from this weekend, click on the link below.
“Snow White and the Huntsman” is the big opening for next weekend.