Debuting in theaters with more prowess than anticipated, "Snow White and the Huntsman" has opened up atop the movie world to begin the weekend on June 1-3, 2012.
The Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron helmed spin on the classic fairy tale conjured up a solid $20.3 million opening day followed up with a $21.3 million second day while predicted to close out its inaugural weekend of release with a total of $56.1 million.
Knocking the box office giant off of its top spot perch, "Men In Black III" grabbed the number one position to begin the Memorial Day holiday weekend of May 25-28, 2012.
The Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones starring sequel to the popular Sci-Fi franchise nabbed $18 million on opening day and another $19.6 million on Saturday while estimated to pull in $70 million over the four day weekend.
Still reigning in its box office glory, Marvel’s “The Avengers” is already scheduled to begin filming its sequel after an announcement was made on Tuesday afternoon (May 8).
This news is hardly shocking considering the super-hero’s mega opening weekend making more than $207 million and according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, "The Avengers isn't just a film, It's a franchise from our perspective.”
Just like Captain America tells the Incredible Hulk to do in the film “The Avengers”, the superhero flick smashed the domestic revenue record with a $200.3 million debut this weekend.
The Marvel Comics combination is by far the largest opening in movie history surpassing the previous record of $169.2 held last year with the debut of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2,” followed by "The Dark Knight" in 2008 with a $158.4 million debut and "Spider-Man 3" in 2007 with $151.1 million.
Living up to the massive hype with beyond-impressive numbers, "The Avengers" is situated atop the May 4-6, 2012 box office with the best first weekend earnings ever!
The Joss Whedon directed superhero blockbuster boasting an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth blazed out of the gates with a whopping $80.5 million in ticket sales on Friday and $69.7 million on Saturday which sets the projected opening weekend at $200 million - the highest ever after beating out the previous $169 million record held by "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2".
Kicking off the week with a promotional appearance, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth were spotted at “Good Morning America” today (April 30).
The “Thor” hunk and the “Captain America” stud were in the house to plug their new film “The Avengers,” set to hit theaters in the USA on Friday, May 4th. It opened internationally this past weekend and scored a whopping $178 million so far.