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Men in Black 3 Tops The Avengers at Memorial Box Office

5 years ago by Reg Seeton

Men in Black 3, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, took in $70 million at the Memorial Day weekend box office to knock The Avengers into second place.

Men in Black 3, which reunited Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones for a third time, earned $70 million over the four day Memorial Day long weekend to take the top spot at the holiday box office. In second place was The Avengers at $47.1 million, which was well ahead of the third place Battleship at $13.6 million, and now totals $523.6 million at the domestic box office. The Dictator finished fourth for the Memorial Day weekend with $11.8 million ahead of Dark Shadows in fifth spot at $9.4 million.

Although Men in Black 3 opened relatively strong, the box office numbers were still lower than the first two Men in Black films amid a box office weekend that was 32% lower than last year, according to the L.A. Times.

Memorial Day Weekend Box Office:

1. Men In Black 3 — $70.0 million
2. The Avengers — $47.1 million
3. Battleship – $13.6 million
4. The Dictator — $11.8 million
5. Dark Shadows — $9.4 million

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Reg Seeton

Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!