Men In Black: International Opens To Disappointing Box Office Number


The latest box office report is in, and the weekend's biggest new release, Men in Black: International, won the weekend but it was overall a commercial disappointment.

The spinoff starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson was never expected to perform as well as the earlier films. It made an estimated $28.5 million in the United States and Canada for its opening weekend, according to box office numbers from Entertainment Weekly.

That's below the $52.1 million that the last movie, Men in Black II, made when it opened in 2002. The original Men in Black from 1997 made $51 million over its opening weekend. Those movies starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in the lead roles.

Men in Black International was generally a miss with critics, and the CinemaScore rating of people who saw it in theatres was only a B. In GameSpot's Men in Black International review, Chris Hayner wrote that the film is "mediocre and unimaginative."

June 14-16 Us/Canada Box Office

  1. Men in Black: International — $28.5 million
  2. The Secret Life of Pets 2 — $23.8 million
  3. Aladdin — $16.7 million
  4. Dark Phoenix — $9 million
  5. Rocketman — $8.8 million
  6. Shaft — $8.3 million
  7. Godzilla: King of the Monsters — $8.1 million
  8. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum — $6.1 million
  9. Late Night — $5.1 million
  10. Ma — $3.6 million

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