‘MiB3’ is in the black with $69.3M debut weekend

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones’ “Men in Black 3” has taken over the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office with a $69.3 million debut over the four-day Memorial Day weekend.

The superhero blockbuster “The Avengers” took in $47.2 million and slipped to second-place after three weekends on top.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “Men in Black 3,” Sony, $69,254,717, 4,248 locations, $16,303 average, $69,254,717, one week.

2. “The Avengers,” Disney, $47,222,414, 3,918 locations, $12,053 average, $523,907,202, four weeks.

3. “Battleship,” Universal, $13,938,030, 3,702 locations, $3,765 average, $47,443,375, two weeks.

4. “The Dictator,” Paramount, $11,465,417, 3,014 locations, $3,804 average, $43,313,521, two weeks.

5. “Dark Shadows,” Warner Bros., $9,439,246, 3,404 locations, $2,773 average, $64,922,142, three weeks.

6. “Chernobyl Diaries,” Warner. Bros., $9,355,124, 2,433 locations, $3,845 average, $9,355,124, one week.

7. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” Lionsgate, $8,805,565, 3,021 locations, $2,915 average, $23,826,813, two weeks.

8. “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” Fox Searchlight, $8,360,743, 1,233 locations, $6,781 average, $18,564,239, four weeks.

9. “The Hunger Games,” Lionsgate, $3,013,383, 1,421 locations, $2,121 average, $396,022,168, 10 weeks.

10. “Think Like a Man,” Sony Screen Gems, $1,814,607, 786 locations, $2,309 average, $88,686,548, six weeks.

11. “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” Sony, $1,437,821, 884 locations, $1,626 average, $27,642,125, five weeks.

12. “Bernie,” Millennium Entertainment, $1,128,168, 194 locations, $5,815 average, $2,479,974, five weeks.

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