– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Men in Black is headed back to the big screen in just a few weeks. It’s been around seven years since we saw the good guys dressed in black suit up and take on the extraterrestrial baddies, but it’s a return that Sony has been working on for a good number of years (after passing up an amazing idea to merge the Men in Black with the Jump Street series — BIG mistake, by the way). So how can we expect this thing to perform?

Apparently, the years haven’t been pretty to the franchise’s profitability, as it’s being projected to make $40 million in its opening weekend domestically this coming June 14. This is lower than the $50-million-plus openers each of the other three movies have enjoyed in years past. While it’s important to mention that this movie isn’t launching over a holiday weekend like the others, it’s also worth pointing out that two of those movies came out like 15-20-plus years ago apiece, so…yeah…

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This is all in spite of the movie being led by capable stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, who proved their comedic chops and chemistry in Thor: Ragnarok a couple of years back.

At the end of the day, I’m sure it’ll ultimately depend on how good or bad the movie is, so fingers crossed that it’s great.

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.