Men in Black: International was not the sequel fans and critics were hoping for. Though its cast was inimitable, with Thor’s Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson pairing up, reviews have not been kind. However, critical response is not always an indicator of how a film will fare at the box office.
How did Men in Black: International do at the box office?
The film has not done well at the box office, with a global taking of £82.6 million ($103.7m).
Internationally, the sequel performed in line with industry projections.
At the overseas box office, Men in Black: International took £58.7m ($73.7m).
Over its Thursday night preview, the film only took in £2.47m ($3.1m) in 3,472 locations.
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If the film continues to do well in China, Latin America, and Europe, it could break even.
Men in Black: International had the lowest opening weekend of the entire franchise.
According to Sony, Men in Black: International had a budget of $110m before P&A (prints and advertising).
However, Deadline has reported other sources have said the budget was closer to $94m.
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Deadline added: “Global P&A spend was at the lower tentpole end, with an estimated $120m.
“Luxury promo partners, which counted Lexus and fashion designer Paul Smith, brought in $75m in promotional support.
“Industry finance sources tell us that a final global BO around £239m ($300m) for Men in Black: International will trigger ancillaries for a break-even result.
They concluded that the domestic box office for the fourquel is expected to reach, but not exceed, £59.8m ($75m).
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In this case, critical response and box office performance are in line with each other.
The fourth Men in Black movie has a poor 24 percent on Rotten Tomatoes,
However, its audience score is slightly better at 65 percent from 3,934 reviews.
The critics’ consensus reads: “Amiable yet forgettable, MiB International grinds its stars’ substantial chemistry through the gears of a franchise running low on reasons to continue.”
Men in Black: International is now playing in cinemas.
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