â€œSnow White and the Huntsmanâ€ earned the most at this weekendâ€™s box office with over $56 million.
The Universal Picturesâ€™ film made the fourth largest debut this year and nearly opened more than the box office earnings of â€œMirror Mirrorâ€ at $62.5 million earlier this year.
The film starred Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth in a retold story of the original fairy tale of Snow White.
However, the trend may not hold for very long since Rotten Tomatoes critics gave the movie 46 percent rating and the audience gave a â€œBâ€ CinemaScore grade. The movie will be facing another Charlize Theronâ€™s picture in the movie theater next week with â€œPrometheus.â€
A few indie films also made their debuts this weekend, including the Mexican historical drama â€œFor Greater Gloryâ€ that opened in tenth place with $1.8 million on 757 locations. It averaged at $2,378 per theater, which is not impressive according to industry standards.
â€œMoonrise Kingdomâ€ expanded to 16 locations and earned $849,000 with $53,053 per-theater average. Last week, the Focus Features film set a record for per-theater average, which is quite impressive for a small budgeted film.
And â€œPiranha 3DDâ€ debut with $179,000 at 86 locations. The sequel was counting more on video on demand, but viewers at home would not have the 3DD experience as in theaters.
For the rest of the top five box office, â€œMIB 3â€ earned $29.3 million, a decrease of 46.3 percent from the previous weekend. Its total gross is over $112 million in its second weekend of release.
In fourth place, Marvelâ€™s â€œThe Avengersâ€ still moving forward towards more box office records by grossing an additional $20.2 million at the domestic box office. Their total earnings for the movie are now at $552.7 million domestically and surpassed â€œThe Dark Knightâ€ for third place all-time domestic gross last week. It still needs some staying power to reach the domestic box office records of â€œTitanicâ€ at $658.6 million and â€œAvatarâ€ with $760 million. It also ranked third in the worldwide box office record with $1.35 billion.
And finally â€œBattleshipâ€ dropped to fourth place with $4.81 million, a decrease of 56.6 percent and â€œThe Dictatorâ€ round out the last spot with $4.725 million, a drop of 49.1 percent.
For next weekend, the anticipated sci-fic horror movie â€œPrometheusâ€ will make its way to the big screen along with animated film â€œMadagascar 3: Europeâ€™s Most Wanted.â€
Here is the WEEKEND BOX OFFICE REPORT for June 1-3, 2012:
|1.||Snow White and the Huntsman||$56.255 million|
|2.||MIB 3||$29.3 million|
|3.||Marvel’s The Avengers||$20.273 million|
|5.||The Dictator||$4.725 million|
|6.||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||$4.6 million|
|7.||What to Expect When You’re Expecting||$4.43 million|
|8.||Dark Shadows||$3.860 million|
|9.||Chernobyl Diaries||$3.045 million|
|10.||For Greater Glory||$1.8 million|