MIB 3 tops the box office

Will Smith got jiggy with the box office over the weekend and knocked The Avengers off the top spot after three record breaking weeks. Men In Black 3 (read our review) should see the weekend out with about $55 million (or $70 million for the four day weekend). It’s an okay-ish number, but Sony was hoping that the film would bank $90 million over the long weekend. Men In Black 3 comes with a steep production budget (somewhere between $220 million and $300 million) and most of those involved in the film get a large chunk of the first dollar gross, so it’s going to have to make a lot of green to turn a profit.

The first Men In Black film debuted with $51 million in 1997, and it went on to make ...

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