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.
Tons of buzz for the upcoming Reboot of SHAFT and in-town today for a special appearance at a fan screening of the Film was Jessie T. Usher! The 27-year-old Actor who filmed Amazon Prime‘s THE BOYS in the City last Summer stars in SHAFT as John “Shaft” Jr., son of Samuel L. Jackson’s titular character.
You might recognize Usher from Films like INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE, ALMOST CHRISTMAS and more recently CREED II alongside Michael B. Jordan.