Men in Black: International wins the box office, but has nothing to brag about

Men in Black: International photo via EPK.TV
Men in Black: International photo via EPK.TV /

Summer is off to a slow start with the box office bringing in some low numbers this weekend. Men in Black: International took the top spot, but it doesn’t have much to brag about.

Which movie did you catch in theaters this weekend? Men in Black: International and Shaft were the biggest latest additions to the movies. One of these won the top spot, but not by much, while they other couldn’t even climb to the top 5. Let’s have a look at the numbers from Box Office Mojo.

The Dead Don’t Die also made its debut at the box office, while Late Night premiered in theaters wide after being out on limited release for a week. JIm Jarmusch’s Dead Don’t Die can be spotted at No.12 with $2.3 million from domestic theaters. Meanwhile, Mindy Kaling’s Late Night actually did crack the top 10, settling for No. 9 with $5.1 million.

As for the box office king (and queen), that would be MIB: International with $28.5 million. It performed better internationally, with $73.7 million. This makes its grand total $102.2 million, not enough to beat its reported production budget of $110 million. It’ll get there soon enough, but it’s no big accomplishment.

More from Box Office

MORE MOVIES: Murder Mystery on Netflix: Who is the killer?

At No. 2 you’ll find The Secret Life of Pets 2 with $23.8 million, following close behind the MIB. Aladdin comes in third with $16.7 million and at No. 4 is Dark Phoenix with another $9 million. We’re not even at the bottom of the top 10 and the numbers are already in the single digits.

Noticeably absent from the top 10 is Avengers: Endgame. I’m beginning to become worried the MCU won’t take Avatar down as the highest grossing film of all-time. It only has a few weeks remaining before it leaves theaters.

Here are the top 10 movies of the weekend from Friday, June 14, through Sunday, June 16:

  1. MIB: International: $28.5 million
  2. The Secret Life of Pets 2: $23.8 million
  3. Aladdin: $16.7 million
  4. Dark Phoenix$9 million
  5. Rocketman: $8.8 million
  6. Shaft: $8.3 million
  7. Godzilla: King of the Monsters: $8 million
  8. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum: $6.1 million
  9. Late Night: $5.1 million
  10. Ma: $3.6 million

Here’s why you only enjoyed that one scene in Dark Phoenix. dark. Next

Coming to theaters this weekend, Friday, June 21, are Toy Story 4 (which is sure to shake up the box office), Child’s Play and Anna. What are you most looking forward o watching at the movies?

Let us know in the comments if we missed a worthy entry coming soon and what you plan to watch this weekend!