"Snow White and the Huntsman" is The Fairest of Them All
Debuting in theaters with more prowess than anticipated, "Snow White and the Huntsman" has opened up atop the movie world to begin the weekend on June 1-3, 2012.
The Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron helmed spin on the classic fairy tale conjured up a solid $20.3 million opening day while predicted to close out its inaugural weekend of release with a total of $55.8 million.
Slipping to the runner-up slot after holding the pinnacle position last time around is "Men In Black III", as the Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones sequel nabbed $8.1 million on Friday while estimated to cap off its sophomore weekend at the $29 million mark.
Capping off the box office's top five in estimated totals are the Joss Whedon-directed superhero blockbuster "The Avengers" starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth ($19 million), followed by Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy "The Dictator" ($5 million) and the Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Taylor Kitsch and Brooklyn Decker fronted Hasbro game-based caper "Battleship" ($4.9 million).
Knocking the box office giant off its top spot perch, "Men In Black III" grabbed the number one position to begin the Memorial Day holiday weekend of May 25-28, 2012.
The third film in the popular sci-fi/action comedy franchise nabbed $18 million on opening day and another $19.6 million on Saturday (May 26) while it was estimated to pull in $70 million over the four day weekend.
Finally stepping down to second place for the first time since its release a month ago, "The Avengers" ended up with $9.7 million and $14.6 million on Friday and Saturday, respectively, while pacing towards another $48.5 million figure for the long weekend. These numbers put the movie's domestic grand total earnings at a whopping $525.2 million.
Rounding out the top five in estimated totals at the box office were the naval-inspired actioner of "Battleship" ($13.3 million), followed by the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy "The Dictator" ($11.5 million) and Johnny Depp's new vampire comedy/fantasy film "Dark Shadows" ($9.4 million).
Also worthy of mention was the newly-released horror film "Chernobyl Diaries", which fell just outside the top five after a strong first day. As traffic slowed, the Bradley Parker-directed picture was left with a sixth place worthy take of $9.2 million.
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