MIB: 3 Zaps Avengers, Nabs $55M

'Avengers' finally falls off the top spot
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2012 1:13 PM CDT
Josh Brolin, left, and Will Smith star are shown in a scene from "Men in Black 3."   (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures-Sony, Wilson Webb)
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(Newser) Men in Black: 3 turned out to be much more in the black than The Avengers , winning the three-day holiday weekend with a whopping $55 million domestically and $202 million worldwide. But, notes the Hollywood Reporter, it needs to do well to justify the $230 million Sony spent to make it. The Avengers, meanwhile, pulled in $37 million to put it at a hefty global gross of $1.3 billion. Battleship grabbed No. 3 honors with $10.8 million, while The Dictator took in $9.6 million, and Chernobyl Diaries pulled in $5 million, reports the AP. (Read more Men In Black stories.)

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