| LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES May 28 "Men in Black 3," the latest
installment of Sony's alien comedy, zapped three-time champ "The
Avengers," toppling it from the top of movie box office charts
over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, studio estimates released
on Sunday showed.
"MIB 3," starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in roles
they last played a decade ago, rang up an estimated $70 million
in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales from Friday through Monday,
distributor Sony Pictures estimated.
"Avengers" fell to second place with $47.1 million over the
long weekend, and have sailed past $523 million domestically.
Global sales for the blockbuster movie about a team of Marvel
superheroes, surpassed $771 million in 54 countries through
Sunday, according to distributor Walt Disney Co.
In third place, board game-inspired "Battleship" collected
$13.6 million during its second weekend in theaters, and has
totaled $47.1 million in the U.S. and Canada.
Sony Corp's movie studio released "Men In
Black 3." "Battleship" was distributed by Universal Studios, a
unit of Comcast Corp.