Weekend Box Office: Snow White Is Fairest Of Them All

By Scott Gwin 2012-06-03 17:13:17discussion comments
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Snow White and the Huntsman didn't exactly receive a fairy tale debut at the box office, but the latest cinematic retelling didn't come up short either. Earning over $56 million it easily took first place, but needs at least one more solid weekend to push into profitability against its weighty $170 million budget.

Meanwhile The Avengers hit two more major mile markers this weekend. With $552 million in domestic sales it surpassed The Dark Knight to become the third all-time highest grossing film. As well, with over $1.3 billion in sales world-wide it also pushed into the number three spot on that chart.

It has a long way to go and a very slim chance of topping the number two movie on both charts. Titanic holds a firm grip on its position with $658 million domestic and over $2.1 billion world-wide.

Under-marketed and critically panned, obscure history flick For Greater Glory opened in small release but managed the tenth place spot with $1.8 million.

For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:

Snow White and the Huntsman * $56,255,000 Total: $56,255,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 3,773
MIB 3 $29,300,000 Total: $112,300,000 LW: 1     WR: 2    
THTRS: 4,248
Marvel's The Avengers $20,273,000 Total: $552,737,000 LW: 2     WR: 5    
THTRS: 3,670
Battleship $4,810,000 Total: $55,123,000 LW: 3     WR: 3    
THTRS: 3,144
The Dictator $4,725,000 Total: $50,835,000 LW: 4     WR: 3    
THTRS: 2,649
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $4,600,000 Total: $25,497,000 LW: 8     WR: 5    
THTRS: 1,294
What to Expect When You're Expecting $4,430,000 Total: $30,723,000 LW: 7     WR: 3    
THTRS: 2,907
Dark Shadows $3,860,000 Total: $70,834,000 LW: 6     WR: 4    
THTRS: 3,002
Chernobyl Diaries $3,045,000 Total: $14,416,000 LW: 5     WR: 2    
THTRS: 2,433
For Greater Glory * $1,800,000 Total: $1,800,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 757

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