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Box Office: Men in Black 3 Unseats The Avengers During Memorial Day Weekend

Date May 28, 2012

Men in Black 3

The Men in Black weren't just defeating invading aliens over Memorial Day weekend: Men in Black 3debuted in the No. 1 slot at the box office, unseating three-time champion The Avengers.

The third installment of the Men in Black franchise grossed an estimated $70 million, Box Office Mojo reports. The Avengers fell to No. 2, pulling in an additional $46.9 million to bring its total gross to $523.5 million domestically.

The Avengers sinks Battleship and The Dictator at the box office

Battleshipand The Dictatorfell to the third and fourth slots with $13.8 million and $11.8 million, respectively. Dark Shadowsrounded out the top 5 with $9.4 million, while the new horror thriller Chernobyl Diaries came in at No. 6 with $9.3 million.

Rounding out the top 10: What to Expect When You're Expecting(No. 7, $8.9 million), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel(No. 8, $8.2 million) and The Hunger Games(No. 9, $2.9 million). Think Like a Man(No. 10, $1.8 million).

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