NEVERTHRONERS! To your #got bunkers! This is going to be a rough one!
It seems the summer box office may be recovering a bit if this weekend is any indication.
No one was quite sure how Snow White and the Huntsman would do at the box office, but it ended up bringing in a healthy $56.2 million in its debut weekend. It actually saw an increase from Friday to Saturday, so the film may indeed have some legs to it. It also performed well overseas, but at a $170 million dollar budget, it has a ways to go.
Men in Black 3 fell to second place with a decent 46.3% drop off from its debut weekend to bring in $29.3 million. It’s now about $3 million off of Men in Black II, and when you do inflation and such, attendance is definitely down.
Coming in third was The Avengers with another $20.2 million, launching it into third place on the all-time domestic box office chart as well as the all-time worldwide. It now stands at $1.355 billion worldwide. I finally had a chance to see it on Friday and enjoyed it.
Battleship landed in fourth place with $4.8 million, bringing its domestic total to $55.1 million. To give you an idea of how bad this film is doing, it’s actually behind the pace of John Carter.
Rounding out the top five was The Dictator with $4.7 million.
Next weeks big releases are Madagascar 3 and the long-awaited Prometheus. The latter of the two has already opened in Europe to decent amounts, but from the story breakdowns I’ve read here and there, don’t get your hopes up for it to answer every burning question you had from Alien.