Good reviews and above average audience response propelled “Snow White and the Huntsman” to the number 1 spot at the movie box office this weekend with $56.3 million. Moviegoers were buzzing about Charlize Theron’s over-the-top performance and the film’s legitimate story-telling and imaginative special effects.
“Men in Black III” came in second with $29.3 million, with attendance down 46% from its opening weekend.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” ” with third with $20.3 million, giving it a total of $552.7 million for five weeks. ”Battleship” continued to disappoint with $4.8 million for fourth place and in fifth spot was “The Dictator” with $4.7 million.
In limited release, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” came in sixth with a healthy $4.6 million. Audience word-of-mouth and outstanding reviews seem to be propelling the small budget film into better than expected success. For the balance of the weekend’s box office results, click on the link below.
Opening next weekend is the sc-fi film “Prometheus.”