‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Leads Monday with $5.38 Million

on June 05, 2012 by Daniel Garris
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Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman grossed $5.38 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The pricey adaptation starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron was down 63 percent from Sunday. With a four-day start of $61.59 million, Snow White and the Huntsman continues to exceed expectations, thanks in part to strong four-quadrant appeal. The film is currently running 2 percent stronger than the $60.55 million four-day start of X-Men: First Class, which opened the weekend after Memorial Day weekend last year.

Men in Black 3 finished in the runner-up position with $2.73 million on Monday. Sony's expensive 3D sequel starring Will Smith fell 65 percent from Sunday and 81 percent from last Monday's inflated Memorial Day gross. Men in Black 3 has grossed $113.81 million through eleven days of release, placing it 7 percent ahead of the pace of 2009's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. It should be noted that Men in Black 3 is performing far stronger internationally, where it has already grossed $285.0 million.

Marvel's The Avengers placed in third with $2.04 million. Disney's blockbuster superhero film was down 65 percent from Sunday and down 81 percent from Memorial Day. With a 32-day gross of $554.99 million, The Avengers ranks as the third highest grossing film of all-time domestically without adjusting for ticket price inflation. The film is currently $45.01 million away from reaching the $600 million domestic milestone.

On the platform front, Moonrise Kingdom grossed $118,844. The Focus released Wes Anderson directed film earned a daily per-location average of $7,428 from 16 locations. Moonrise Kingdom has grossed $1.86 million in eleven days of platform release and will expand into additional markets on Friday.

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