'Snow White and the Huntsman' tops Friday's box office
Universal Pictures' "Snow White and the Huntsman" topped Friday's box office, earning $20.3 million.
The fairy tale adaptation stars Kirsten Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth and is expected to gross $55 million over the weekend.
In the film, Theron plays a power-hungry queen whose youthful looks and magic are threatened by her stepdaughter Snow White (played by Kristen Stewart) who will one day be "the fairest of them all." The Evil Queen sends a Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to track down Snow White in the dark forest, but he ends up teaching Snow White to protect herself. The film hit theaters on June 1.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Snow White and the Huntsman" cost about $170 million to produce, including a hefty marketing budget. It will also open overseas this weekend, in 45 markets.
"Men in Black 3" continues to perform well, earning another $8.3 million on Friday and landing in second place in the box office. The film has earned a cumulative $91.3 million domestically.
Both Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith reprise their roles as Agent K and Agent J from the first two films. 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.
Marvel's "The Avengers" officially became the third-biggest film of all time, earning $538.1 million in the box office, knocking out "The Dark Knight" for the honor, only behind "Titanic" and "Avatar."
This week also saw the release of comedy thriller film "Piranha 3DD," which earned $63,000 from its limited opening in 86 locations.
The R-rated film follows the events from the first "Piranha 3D" film, which was released in 2010. After the events that took place at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into the newly opened water park. The film also stars Gary Busey, Christopher Lloyd, Bowden, Matt Bush, Ving Rhames, Chris Zylka and Danielle Panabaker.
Another indie film, "High School" didn't fair so well. The stoner comedy stars Adrien Brody, Michael Chiklis and Colin Hanks and follows a high school valedictorian who smokes marijuana for the first time before a school-wide drug test and tries to save himself by getting his entire senior class to fail the test as well.
Also opening in theaters is the historical war drama film "For Greater Glory," which stars "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria and actor Andy Garcia. The film depicts the Cristeros war in Mexico in the 1920s.
Watch the trailers for "Snow White and the Huntsman," "Piranha 3DD," "High School" and "For Greater Glory" below.