The third "Men in Black" alien action comedy bumped the mighty "Avengers" from the top of movie box office charts through Sunday and was likely to dominate theaters over the rest of the U.S. Memorial Day weekend.
Summer is when Hollywood studios roll out their heavyweight contenders and look for knockouts. There are 41 movies set for wide release between May and August this year, and the overall box office is expected to exceed last year’s $4.3 billion.
By the time we get to see "Thor: The Dark World" in theaters Friday, practically the rest of the world will have had a chance to see it. While the "Thor" sequel comes to the U.S. November 8, the film debuted in 36 locations including the UK, Germany, Australia, and Russia as early as October 30 — a full week and a half prior to opening state side. What gives?
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The action-packed sixth installment of the "Fast & Furious" film franchise claimed victory at the North American box office for the three-day U.S. Memorial Day weekend on Monday, and became the biggest opening film in Universal Pictures' history.