Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"Snow White" #1 on Opening Weekend, "Avengers" Passes "The Dark Knight"

On its opening weekend, Snow White and the Huntsman took the #1 Box Office spot, pushing Men in Blck III down to #2 and The Avengers to #3.

"Snow White & the Huntsman" currently #1
According to distributor Universal Pictures, they had estimated that Snow White and the Huntsman would take in roughly $30 million on its opening weekend. Instead, the film exceeded the estimation by a good $20 million, finishing up the weekend with a very nice $56.3 million.

Meanwhile The Avengers continues to rake in the dough. Its current domestic total is $552.7 million, and the film managed to surpass The Dark Knight to take the #3 spot on the all-time domestic revenue chart and the all-time worldwide revenue chart. All that's left is to tackle the last two films on both of those lists: Titanic and Avatar. Currently The Avengers has made $1.36 billion worldwide, making the closest competitor Titanic (at $2.2 billion).

Can The Avengers take Titanic's #2 spot on both the all-time domestic and international charts? I think it can, though it make take another week or two.

Here are the estimated ticket sales for Friday, June 1st through Sunday, June 3rd at U.S. and Canadian theaters (as compiled by Hollywood,com):

1. Snow White & the Huntsman - $56.3 million
2. Men in Black III - $29.3 million
3. The Avengers - $20.3 million
4. Battleship - $4.8 million
5. The Dictator - $4.7 million
6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - $4.6 million
7. What to Expect When You're Expecting - $4.4 million
8. Dark Shadows - $3.9 million
9. Chernobyl Diaries - $3 million
10. For Greater Glory - $1.8 million

And here are the Top Ten Games for June (as compiled by Game Informer):

1. Max Payne 3
2. Diablo III
3. Minecraft XBox 360 Edition
4. Awesomenauts
5. Dragon's Dogma
6. Tribes: Ascend
7. The Walking Dead
8. Botanicula
9. Prototype 2
10. Gravity Rush

 - Edessa, signing off

1 comment:

  1. I am a little surprised that Snow White and the Huntsman are making so much money considering many of the mixed reviews although that didn't stop Transformers 3 from making too much money.



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