Sony’s Men in Black 3 dropped 46.3% in ticket sales and to second place with $29.3 million this weekend. The third installment, produced for $225 million, has earned $112.3 million in North America after two weeks. Internationally, the sci-fi action comedy took first place with a strong $78.6 million for an international total of $274.6 million and worldwide total of $386.9 million. The first film in the franchise earned $589.4 million worldwide and the second film got up to $441.8 million.
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, which doesn’t open in North America until June 8, was launched in 15 markets overseas and grossed an impressive $35 million for Twentieth Century Fox. The Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi thriller stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.
Marvel’s The Avengers continued to perform well its fifth weekend in theaters, adding $20.3 million domestically for a total of $552.7 million. Internationally, the blockbuster has reached $802.5 million for a massive worldwide total of $1.355 billion. On Friday, the film passed The Dark Knight ($533.3 million) for the third spot on the all-time domestic box office list and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($1.328 billion) for the third spot on the all-time worldwide list. Made for $220 million, the film trails James Cameron’s Titanic ($658.5 million domestically, $2.185 billion) and Avatar ($760.5 million, $2.782 billion) on both lists.
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