Looks a re-telling of a classic fairly tale mixed with the fabulous Charlize Theron is a winning formula for the weekends box office.
Universal Pictures SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN opened as the #1 movie this weekend with $56.2 million. Overall a $56 million opening is good, but when your budget is $170 million, that number can look a little soft. Oversea’s SWATH opened with $39.3 million, giving the film a worldwide total of $95.5 million. We should also note that the last TWIGHT SAGA film Breaking Dawn pt 1 opened with $138.1 million. You can see our review of SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN here.
Last weeks number one MIB 3 moved down one spot to #2 with 29.3 million. The other film starring Chris Hemsworth THE AVENGERS keeps bringing in the cash adding another $20.2 million to its massive intake. The comic book film has brought in $1.3 billion worldwide and $552.7 million domestically.
BATTLESHIP continues to sink at the box office, only earning $4.8 million this past weekend. This brings the films total to a low $55 million (SWATH earned more than that in just 3 days) making this the lowest grossing big budget film of the summer (so far). Rounding out the top 5 is the comedy THE DICTATOR, which added $ 4.7 million to is domestic total.
Box Office Weekend Top 10 for June 1 – 3, 2012
1. Snow White and the Huntsman – $56,255,000
2. MIB 3 – $29,300,000
3. Marvel’s The Avengers – $20,273,000
4. Battleship – $4,810,000
5. The Dictator – $4,725,000
6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $4,600,000
7. What to Expect When You’re Expecting – $4,430,000
8. Dark Shadows – $3,860,000
9. Chernobyl Diaries – $3,045,000
10. For Greater Glory – $1,800,000
Next up is the animated MADAGASCAR 3 and the other Charlize Theron film, PROMETHEUS.