Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 3, 2012

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Snow White tops the box office Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 3, 2012

Snow White And the Huntsman topped the box office chart over the weekend and captured an estimated $56.2 million. That’s a good number for a non-sequel, and the launch is much better than the last Snow White movie Mirror Mirror - which opened to $18 million and topped out at $62 million ($160 million globally). The cast includes the winning trifecta of Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, who all have solid fan-bases due to their past cinematic accomplishments.

Snow White And The Huntsman has had solid reviews (read ours) and its visuals have been compared to the Lord of The Rings films, and it should be noted that the opening of Snow White is ahead of The Fellowship of the Ring’s $47 million start, and just behind the $62 million start of The Two Towers. Those films went on to gross $315 million and $342 million respectively, although Snow White won’t come near these numbers. The film has grossed $39 million on foreign screens.

Men In Black 3 took a 46% hit from last weekend’s launch. The Will Smith starrer banked another $29.3 million and raised its cumulative gross to $112 million. It’s a solid number, but it must be remembered that the film cost somewhere in the region of $225-300 million (it’s grossed over $386 million worldwide). However, the sci-fi comedy looks set to be the lowest grossing instalment in the fifteen year-old franchise at the domestic box office.

 Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: June 3, 2012

The Avengers scored a further $20 million, raising its total to a mighty $552 million. The film is now the third highest grossing film of all-time behind Titanic ($658 million) and Avatar ($760 million), but it won’t trouble those films on the chart as it is beginning to lose forward momentum. The Marvel movie has now banked over $1.3 billion globally, a figure that also puts it third on the all-time worldwide chart.

Battleship grossed $4.8 million over the weekend, a number which raises its domestic total to $55 million. The costly film is inching towards $300 million globally, a number which puts it ahead of Taylor Kitsch’s other underperformer John Carter, although Battleship looks like it might not beat Carter’s $72 million domestic cume.

The Dictator laughed up an additional $4.7 million and raised its total gross to $50 million. The Sacha Baron Cohencomedy has accumulated more than $100 million globally.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel brought in $4.6 million for a $25 million total gross. That gives it over $100 million at the worldwide box office.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting should deliver $4.4 million worth of green, for a $30 million total. The comedy is beginning to stabilize, but it won’t get near $50 million.

Dark Shadows sunk its teeth into another $3.8 million, a number which brought its total gross to $70 million. It’s a solid number for the film that is closing in on $200 million worldwide.

Horror flick Chernobyl Diaries banked a smidgen over $3 million for a $14 million total.

The top ten was rounded out by For Greater Glory. The Andy Garcia drama grossed $1.8 million from 757 screens.

On the international front, Prometheus grossed $35 million ahead of its US launch later this week.

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. I knew MIB3 would do well internationally…
    BoxOfficeMojo says the budget is $235mil, so if that’s indeed true, I think MIB3 is doing pretty well now. However, if it’s nearer to the $300mil mark, then it still has a while to go before it can be considered a “success” in my mind.
    I’m actually hoping they make enough to spawn a sequel…

    • me too

  2. Is Screen Rant going to review “God Bless America”? It opened limited this weekend and looks pretty good.

    • nobody cares about that film.

    • I’ve never even heard of it, except for the song of course.

  3. Ugh. This means we’re going to have to endure Kristen Stewart getting more leading roles.

    • yes

  4. So do those numbers for Titanic include the re-release in 3D? If so… what if Marvel re-released Avengers in Theaters for a couple months right before Avengers 2 comes out?

    Then I think it would break Titanic’s record. Probably still wouldn’t reach Avatar though.

    • yes it includes 3d for titanic. and at this point i think they’d be dumb not to rerelease it sometime later when there’s less competition. its just money waiting to be made.

    • The Avengers could easily have reached Titanic or even Avatar if it was released during the same time of year as those movies (without the need of a re-release)
      The problem is, there are so many awesome movies this “summer”, that The Avengers (and all the other movies) will only have about a month to rake in as much cash as possible (after that time, they’ll have to clear out of the theater to make way for the newer stuff)
      Movies that get released at the beginning of the year and at the end of the year have almost no competition so theoretically (and in Avatar’s case) they have a few months (not weeks) to reach the high numbers.

      At this point I’m gonna tell you to watch out for ‘The Hobbit’… it’s basically the only blockbuster coming out this holiday season so I have no doubt that it’ll make some SERIOUS $$ (my prediction is that it’ll most likely top The Avengers’s gross).

  5. Avengers and prometheus look fantastic! I will buy the DVDs most definitely for those two. Snow White and the Huntsman, John Carter, and Battleship look watcable, probably not great but not too bad, so i will watch those for free with my netflix subscription. Chernobyl Diaries & What To Expect When You’re Expecting looks tupid, so I will not watch those at all. Dictator looks even worse, I also know men in Black #1 stunk, as did #2, so #3 will probably follow in the same footsteps, and will not get a watch out of me either. Dark Shadows is so horrible, it can ram it deep in the mother lode until it’s eyeballs pop out of it’s head! I will actually watch it on Netflix once, so I can most assuradly and thoroughly rip it apart in the personal letters I plan to send to both Johnny Depp and Tim Burton telling them how lousy it is, after viewing it. After them ruining that sacred icon of the memory of the original Dark Shadows, which I bought in it’s entirety on DVD, those two guys oughta be drummed out of the film-making world!

    • Don’t sugar coat it man, tell us how you really feel.

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