'Men in Black 3' zaps 'Avengers' to top box office
"Men in Black 3" zapped three-time champ "The Avengers" over the weekend, toppling it from the top of movie box office charts, according to studio estimates released Monday.
"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, having sailed past $523 million domestically. Global sales for the blockbuster movie about a team of Marvel superheroes, surpassed $771 million, distributor Walt Disney Co. said.
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.