#BOXOFFICE: “MEN IN BLACK” CLAIMS TOP SPOT IN OPENING
MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL debuts atop the Box Office with $26.3 million from 4,224 theatres for Sony Pictures. Franchise best still belongs to 2012’s MIB3 opening with $54 million. This installment which introduces Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth, gets 24% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 still goes strong in second with $23.7 million from 4,564 theatres for Universal Pictures. Over two weeks it has made $91.9 million in North America.
In third is ALADDIN with $17.1 million, four-week tally of $263.8 million domestically for Disney.
SHAFT debuts in seventh with $$7.1 million from 2,952 theatres for Warner Bros. It gets 35% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
LATE NIGHT makes its Top Ten debut in ninth with $4.7 million for Amazon Studios/eOne Films, expanding to 2,218 theatres. It gets an 81% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
MA rounds things out with $3.8 million for Universal Pictures, a three week total of $40.5 million.