Despite fears that it might fizzle at the box office, Snow White And The Huntsman proved resilient, snagging first place in the US this weekend with a decent $56.2 million. That forced Men In Black 3 down to second place, with the threequel earning $29.3 million in its second weekend, a relatively small drop of 46%. In third, current chart cash champ The Avengers scored $20.2 million despite having been out for five weeks. The movie is now up to $552.7 million in America and is the third highest grossing film in the worldwide rankings.
Fourth place went to Battleship with $4.8 million and The Dictator rounds out the top five with $4.7 million. Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest has now made $50.8 million in the US.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel continued to show real power among the indie releases, adding more cinemas and jumping back up the charts to sixth and $4.6 million. That put it ahead of What To Expect When You’re Expecting, which held on to seventh with $4.4 million and Dark Shadows, which fell to eighth and $3.8 million. Chernobyl Diaries screamed down the charts, falling from fifth to ninth and $3 million, with new, limited release arrival For Greater Glory, which chronicles the Cristeros war in Mexico, at 10th. The movie took $1.8 million despite only arriving on 757 screens.
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