$75.48 Million for ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ in First Week

on June 08, 2012 by Daniel Garris

Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman rounded out its first week in theatres with a first place take of $4.07 million on Thursday. The pricey adaptation starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron was down 4 percent from Wednesday. Snow White and the Huntsman was easily the week's top film with a seven-day start of $75.48 million. The film exceeded pre-release expectations this week and is currently running 2 percent stronger than the $73.89 million seven-day start of last year's X-Men: First Class. Snow White and the Huntsman (along with most other wide releases in the marketplace) is likely to take a significant hit this weekend from the one-two punch of Fox's Prometheus and Paramount's Madagascar 3.

Speaking of Prometheus, the anticipated Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film was off to a healthy midnight start of $3.56 million. That figure, which will be counted towards Friday's opening day performance, was a bit stronger than the $3.37 million midnight start of X-Men: First Class last June. X-Men: First Class went on to gross $55.10 million during its opening weekend. Check back throughout the weekend for further updates on Prometheus as well as Madagascar 3.

Turning back to Thursday, Sony's Men in Black 3 held steady in second place with $2.56 million. The expensive 3D sequel starring Will Smith was up 2 percent over Wednesday and down 38 percent from last Thursday. In general, midweek business for holdovers such as Men in Black 3 stabilized this week thanks in part to summer vacation now beginning for some schools. Men in Black 3 finished in second for the week with $39.00 million. That was down 53 percent from the film's opening week performance and places the film's two-week total at $122.01 million. Men in Black 3 continues to run 8 percent stronger than 2009's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

Marvel's The Avengers grossed $1.97 million to remain in third. Disney's blockbuster superhero film was up 6 percent over Wednesday and down just 29 percent from last Wednesday. The Avengers placed in third for the week with $28.59 million. That was down 49 percent from last week and places the film's five-week total at a mighty $561.05 million. The Avengers is currently $38.95 million away from reaching the $600 million domestic milestone.

Tags: Marvel's The Avengers, Men in Black, Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman

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