26 May 2012 3:08 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Men in Black 3: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones The summer season at the North American box office isn’t exactly opening with a bang. Men in Black III debuted with hardly outstanding figures in the Us/Canada on Friday. Directed by Men in Black / Men in Black II‘s Barry Sonnenfeld, and starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, the action / comedy / sci-fier will undoubtedly be this weekend’s top-grossing movie — which means that after three weekends on top, The Avengers‘ reign at the domestic box office has ended. On the other hand, there’s no denying that MIB3‘s Friday performance fell below expectations, especially for a 3D movie budgeted at somewhere between $225m-$300m. Men in Black 3 collected $18m-$20m (including $1.55m from Thursday midnight screenings) at 4,248 theaters on Friday according to early, rough estimates found at Deadline.com. As per Deadline, that means a »

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