'Men in Black 3' to take No. 1 spot for Memorial Day Weekend
"Men in Black 3" seems to be the blockbuster film poised to finally knock out "The Avengers" from the top spot at the box office.
The sequel starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson and Josh Brolin, has earned an estimated $55 million so far for the Memorial Day Weekend, according to the Associated Press.
Smith and Jones reprised their roles as Agent J and Agent K from the first two "Men in Black" films in the latest sequel. In this film, Agent J travels back in time to 1969 to help save a young Agent K - played by Josh Brolin - as well as planet earth.
Sony estimated that by the end of the holiday weekend, "Men in Black III" will have a total domestic gross of $70 million and an international gross of $202 million, according to the wire service report.
After three weeks as the top film to beat, "The Avengers" fell to second place and took in an estimated $37 million for the weekend. The sum pushes the film's domestic total to $514 million. "The Avengers" is only the fourth movie ever to top half a billion dollars domestically at the box office.
In third place is the sci-fi action film "Battleship," starring Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Rihanna and Brooklyn Decker. "Battleship," inspired by the board game of the same name, took in an estimated $10.8 million domestically, raising its domestic total to $44.3 million.
Rounding out the top five films are "The Dictator," which earned $9.6 million to land in fourth place and the horror film "Chernobyl Diaries," which opened in fifth place with $8 million. So far "The Dictator" has earned $41.5 million domestically.
Watch trailers for "Men in Black III," "The Chernobyl Diaries" and "Moonrise Kingdom" below.