Breaking the streak of post-“Avengers” under-performers, “Snow White and the Huntsman” took command of the box office this Friday, with a solid $20.3m take, positioning it to rake in a better-than-expected $55.8m on the weekend. The movie still has a long road to profitability, with a production budget of $175m (which doesn’t include P&A), but the good news is that this is not another “Battleship”-sized disaster for Universal.
Meanwhile, the summer’s only big hit thus far, “The Avengers”, became the #3 domestic grosser of all-time, surpassing “The Dark Knight”‘s $533m total, not even four weeks into its run. While it’s highly unlikely that the Marvel Comics adaptation will topple “Avatar”‘s record of $760m, it has a small chance of beating the other James Cameron movie in the top 2 — “Titanic,” which thanks to a recent 3-D re-release now towers at $658m.
You know the drill — check out the full chart after the jump…
|No.||Title||Friday||CS Weekend Projection||Theaters|
|1||Snow White and the Huntsman||$20.3M||$55.8M||3,773|
|2||Men in Black 3||$8.3M||$26.6M||4,248|
|4||What to Expect When You’re Expecting||$1.5M||$4.5M||2,907|
|7||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||$1.3M||$5.1M||1,294|
|10||For Greater Glory||$0.6M||$1.7M||757|
Source: Box Office Mojo