Box Office: ‘Men in Black: International’ Disappoints with $28.5-M

Box Office: ‘Men in Black: International’ Disappoints with $28.5-M


New Line’s ‘Shaft’ sequel opened soft at $8.3-M, while ‘Late Night’ expanded in its 2nd weekend and took in $5.1 million.

The Summer 2019 box office has not been kind to studio sequels nor spinoffs. Disney/Fox’s Dark Phoenix crashed with a $33-M opening, while Warner Bros.’ Godzilla: Kong of the Monsters bowed to $47-M domestically.

The weak trend trend this weekend; disappointing as Sony’s Men in Black: International debuted to just $28.5-M at 4,200 locations. Audience gave it a B CinemaScore. The movie collected $73.7-M overseas, making International’s global haul an estimated $102.2 million.

New Line and Warner Bros.’ Shaft, which came in 7th at the domestic box office with only $8.3-M at 2,952 locations, audiences gave it an impressive A CinemaScore.


Amazon Studios’ Late Night expanded wide, earning an estimated $5.1-M at 2,220 locations in its second weekend.

After its impressive opening at four theaters in New York and Los Angeles, taking in $249,654, Late Night‘s wide release numbers were soft. Another Amazon title, The Big Sick earned $7.5-M in its 2017 wide release, which came the 4th weekend that movie was in theaters.

Opening at the specialty box office

Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die, which took in $2.35-M at 500 locations for a per-theater average of $3,827.

Box office holdovers

Illumination and Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 came in 2nd with a weekend gross of $23.8-M domestically for $92-M to date.

Disney’s live-action Aladdin movie is still going strong, coming in 3rd with a weekend take of $16.7-M at 3,556 locations. The movie now sits at $263.4-M after its 4th weekend at the North American box office, with an international gross of $461.4-M. 

Dark Phoenix earned just $9-M in its 2nd weekend, dropping 73%, and has a domestic haul of $51.8-M.

Have some fun, see a movie this week.

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