It was a disappointing weekend at the global box office for Sony Pictures Men In Black: International. The fourth movies in the MIB franchise was able to break the $100m barrier but only just.
In North America the F. Gary Gray directed picture was only able to gross $28.5m. According to BoxOfficeMojo that is the lowest opening of the franchise by over $20m. Prior to this the original Men In Black opened with an unadjusted $51m way back in 1997.
Stifled by negative reviews, moviegoers gave the movie a CinemaScore of “B” on opening night. The opening weekend crowd that was 56% male with 53% of the overall audience coming in aged 25 or older.
Internationally Men In Black: International fared a little better. The movie grossed an estimated $73.7m from 36 markets. China led the way with $26.3m and a #1 opening followed by Russia ($5.1m), South Korea ($4.9m), Mexico ($3.9m), Japan ($3.5m), UK ($3.4m), Australia ($2.6m) and France ($2.5m).
The movie continues its rollout with Belgium (Jun 19), Netherlands (Jun 20) and Italy (Jul 25) remaining.
Men In Black International stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Emma Thompson. Also starring are Liam Neeson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, and Laurent Bourgeois.