Box Office Numbers: New Champion


Despite losing the top spot in this holiday weekend’s box office, The Avengers has become only the fourth movie to amass $500m in domestic sales. It’s quite a feat for a movie many thought wouldn’t end up being so well-received, given the relatively unproven film directing career of Joss Whedon.

But as stated, the Will Smith and Josh Brolin-led threequel, Men in Black 3, had the highest domestic gross with over $55m this weekend. Congratulations, Mr. Smith. I know a lot of people were clamoring for you to do the theme song for this film, but given how bad the song was for MIB 2, I’m glad you didn’t.

The rest of the sales numbers are below.

1. Men in Black 3 – $55,000,000

2. The Avengers – $36,987,000

3. Battleship – $10,754,310

4. The Dictator – $9,600,000

5. Chernobyl Diaries – $8,000,000

6. Dark Shadows – $7,515,000

7. What to Expect When You’re Expecting – $7,150,000

8. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $6,350,000

9. The Hunger Games – $2,200,000

10. Think Like a Man – $1,400,000