Despite the success of the original “Men In Black” movies, the newest addition to the franchise isn’t living up to box office expectations.
In 2002, “Men In Black II” had an opening on $52.1 million. “Men In Black: International” has fallen to an opening weekend of $28.5 million reports Entertainment Weekly.
The Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson led movie isn’t the only blockbuster to underperform. “Dark Phoenix” was much talked about for their $33 million first weekend and “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” only did slightly better at $47 million.
The spin-off was never predicted to do as well as the Will Smith led movies, but with an average CinemaScore and negative reviews, the numbers didn’t even come close.
And while some successes like “The Secret Life Of Pets 2” and “Aladdin” continue to do well in the box office, Comscore reports that overall the box office sales are down 7.1 percent.