|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count /Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|1||N||Snow White and the Huntsman||Uni.||$56,217,700||-||3,773||-||$14,900||$56,217,700||$170||1|
|3||2||Marvel's The Avengers||BV||$20,486,418||-44.2%||3,670||-248||$5,582||$552,950,398||$220||5|
|6||8||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||FoxS||$4,483,083||-29.8%||1,294||+61||$3,465||$25,379,688||-||5|
|7||7||What to Expect When You're Expecting||LGF||$4,408,741||-38.1%||2,907||-114||$1,517||$30,702,100||-||3|
|10||N||For Greater Glory||ArcEnt||$1,885,608||-||757||-||$2,491||$1,885,608||-||1|
The Avengers is still grossing at $20m in its 5th on the US chart. It is the highest grossing film of 2012 and The Dark Knight Rises is very unlikely to beat it.
Overseas, MiB 3 has the top rank. Charlize Theron's 2nd big-budget film Prometheus grosses $35m. Next weekend I expect it to go straight on to number one and that means two films of her will be at the most above spots. Prometheus has a strong opening as the production budget is $120-130m. It is likely to gross $65-$70m in its US opening on June 8. It is releasing in 2-D, 3-D and IMAX respectively. SW and the Huntsman has started with above $55m off $170m domestically and above $90m globally. It is likely to end up with $250-$280m worldwide at the end of its theatrical run.
Battleship fails to score in the US with only $55m on a mega-budget of $200m. Taylor Kitsch's both high production-valued action flicks John Carter and the former have grossed well below expectations. He will star next in a main role in the crime thriller Savages that has an ensemble cast of H-wood superstars. Hope they save it for him. But if Liam Neeson and Rihanna couldn't stop Battleship from sinking, this is gonna be a long shot.
The only horror film on the high 10 box is Chernobyl Diaries which falls drastically to the 9th spot in its latter week. It's been a long time since a mainstream scary feature released, and this one is unlikely to be remembered.
Next Tuesday, BoxOffice101 will meet you with more actual figures and forecasts. Au revoir.
(Chart by Box Office Mojo)