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‘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.

13. "21 Jump Street," Sony, $769,036, 364 locations, $2,113 average, $136,611,763, 11 weeks.

14. "The Lucky One," Warner Bros., $704,279, 615 locations, $1,145 average, $58,417,112, six weeks.

15. "Moonrise Kingdom," Focus Features, $686,179, 4 locations, $171,545 average, $686,179, one week.

16. "Mirror Mirror," Relativity Media, $637,994, 422 locations, $1,512 average, $62,356,251, nine weeks.

17. "Dr. Seuss' the Lorax," Universal, $622,035, 390 locations, $1,595 average, $210,985,805, 13 weeks.

18. "Chimpanzee," Disney, $442,161, 368 locations, $1,202 average, $27,815,807, six weeks.

19. "The Three Stooges," Fox, $403,866, 352 locations, $1,147 average, $42,385,220, seven weeks.

20. "The Five-Year Engagement," Universal, $357,575, 274 locations, $1,305 average, $28,012,860, five weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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