‘Men in Black 3’ #1 on Tuesday with $5.65 Million

on May 30, 2012 by Daniel Garris

Sony's Men in Black 3 grossed $5.65 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The expensive long-awaited sequel starring Will Smith fell 61 percent from Monday's Memorial Day performance. Men in Black 3 has grossed $74.90 million through five days of release, which is on the lower end of pre-release expectations. The film is currently running 2 percent stronger than the $73.66 million five-day start of 2009's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

Marvel's The Avengers placed in second with $3.27 million. Disney's blockbuster superhero film was down 69 percent from Monday and down 34 percent from last Tuesday. The 26-day total for The Avengers stands at a mighty $527.17 million. The Avengers is currently running 17 percent ahead of the pace of 2008's The Dark Knight and is now just $6.18 million away from overtaking the $533.35 million final gross of The Dark Knight for third place on the all-time unadjusted domestic chart.

Moonrise Kingdom remained strong in platform release with $61,078 from just 4 locations in New York and Los Angeles. That gave the Wes Anderson directed film from Focus a massive per-location average of $15,270 for the day. Moonrise Kingdom has grossed $747,257 in five days and is set to expand into additional markets on Friday, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

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