Men in Black: International takes $3.9m in weekend box office, ending Aladdin’s streak

A debut weekend taking of $3.887m has pushed Men in Black: International above Aladdin, ending the Disney movie’s three-week streak at the top of the box office rankings.

Aladdin took $2.975m in its fourth weekend out, adding to an Australian box office total of $26.552m.

Men in Black: International stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth and is a spin-off of the Men in Black trilogy starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the film is distributed by Sony, and has received a fairly negative reception from critics.

The film showed across 504 screens, beaten only in number by Elton John biopic Rocketman which had 521 screens for its third week out and brought in an additional $2.223m. The Australian running total for the film sits at $13.211m.

It was also the first weekend out for both Tolkien and Wild Rose. Tolkien, which follows the early life of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, took $191,502 across 140 screens, and was distributed by Fox. Wild Rose, distributed by Universal, showed across 63 screens for $124,523. It tells the story of a Scottish woman pursuing her dream of becoming a country music star.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which took third spot last week for its first weekend in cinemas, dropped to fourth place with $845,325 in takings – a 69% stop from last week. John Wick: Chapter Three landed in fifth place with $710,473 for its fifth week out.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Red Joan, Avengers: Endgame and Pokemon Detective Pikachu rounded out the top ten.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Men In Black: International (Sony) $3,887,817 504 $3,896,232
Aladdin (live Action) (Disney) $2,975,852 411 $26,944,318
Rocketman (Paramount) $2,223,939 521 $14,188,285
X-men: Dark Phoenix (Fox) $845,325 349 $4,515,388
John Wick: Chapter Three (Studiocanal) $710,473 226 $13,798,374
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (Wb) $526,575 275 $5,684,823
Red Joan (Transmission) $309,706 135 $1,184,806
Avengers: Endgame (Disney) $257,318 116 $83,223,277
Pokemon Detective Pikachu (Wb) $217,035 178 $14,170,701
Tolkien (Fox) $191,502 140 $263,321
Wild Rose (Universal) $124,523 63 $156,481
Bharat (Forum Films) $93,389 33 $812,865
2040 (Madman) $73,517 68 $871,849
The Hustle (Universal) $71,478 76 $6,691,611
Top End Wedding (Universal) $53,411 64 $5,015,350
Chasing The Dragon 2: Wild Wild Bunch (Chinalion Film) $47,034 17 $47,034
My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Palace) $35,487 17 $256,183
Laiye Je Yaarian (Mindblowing Films) $33,195 27 $218,437
Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? - Arrow Of The Orion (Madman) $24,396 25 $24,396
High Life (Madman) $21,811 4 $91,385

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