Sony Pictures had originally planned on combing their Men In Black and Jump Street franchises, but that didn’t seem to work out and they instead went with Men In Black: International, where they would keep the existing film universe intact and focus on other agents in the MIB.
Well, we have a tiny glimpse into what the domestic box office could look like in June.
BoxOfficePro has some early tracking projections for the soft-reboot/spinoff which has Men In Black looking at a potential opening around $30-50 million, placing their guess at around $39 million. As with all early tracking numbers can go up or down depending on marketing, social media campaigns, along with reviews and word of mouth leading up to the release week.
These numbers aren’t too off from MIB 3 when it was released back in 2012, which earned $54.5 million opening weekend. However, given they’re reteaming Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth there is an expectation that would help the film’s profile and appeal to younger audiences possibly unfamiliar with the Men In Black franchise.
Sony Pictures has given Men In Black: International a release date of June 14th.
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
SOURCE: BOX OFFICE PRO