Snow White and the Huntsman attracted strong interest on opening day, and wound up earning more than the next six movies combined. Meanwhile, Men in Black 3 had a decent hold in second place, while The Avengers passed two major milestones.
The Avengers eased 42 percent to $5.65 million. That was enough to push the movie past The Dark Knight ($533.3 million) to claim third place on the all-time domestic chart with $538.1 million. The movie also moved ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to take third on the all-time worldwide chart with $1.331 billion. That’s as high as The Avengers will go—there’s no way it catches James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic—but it will wind up way over $1.4 billion before its run is over.
New Movies in Theaters
- Snow White and the Huntsman [Adventure, 2 hrs. 7 min.] Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin, Sam Spruell, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost.
- For Greater Glory: [Foreign, 2 hrs. 23 min.] Andy Garcia, Oscar Isaac, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Eva Longoria, Peter O’Toole.
Top 10 USA Weekend Box Office
Weekend: June 1st to 3th, 2012
- Snow White and the Huntsman $56,255,000 Total: $56,255,000 Week: 1
- (1) MIB 3 $29,300,000 Total: $112,300,000 Weeks: 2
- (2) Marvel’s The Avengers $20,273,000 Total: $552,737,000 Weeks: 5
- (3) Battleship $4,810,000 Total: $55,123,000 Weeks: 3
- (4) The Dictator $4,725,000 Total: $50,835,000 Weeks: 3
- (8) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $4,600,000 Total: $25,497,000 Weeks: 5
- (7) What to Expect When You’re Expecting $4,430,000 Total: $30,723,000 Weeks: 3
- (6) Dark Shadows $3,860,000 Total: $70,834,000 Weeks: 4
- (5) Chernobyl Diaries $3,045,000 Total: $14,416,000 Weeks: 2
- For Greater Glory $1,800,000 Total: $1,800,000 Week: 1
(#) = Previous week rank, = New Film
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