Box Office Recap – 06/17/2019


The box office seems to be in a slump, especially when it comes to franchises. Men in Black: International, led by Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, and Shaft became the latest sequels to be dismissed by audiences. Sony’s MIB led ticket sales at the box office this weekend with $28.5 million, but it fell far short of expectations of $30 million+. 

Previous iterations of MIB, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, all opened with $50 million+. Internationally, MIB generated $73 million, for a total haul of $102.2 million. 

Universal and Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 brought in $23 million. 

Warner Bros. and New Line’s Shaft, starring Samuel L. Jackson, also tanked garnering $14 million in sales. 2000’s Shaft, meanwhile, launched with $21.7 million. 

But originals didn’t fare well either. Late Night, starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson, snagged $5.1 million to land it in ninth place.


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Top 10 at the Box Office:

  1. Men in Black International– $28.5 M
  2. The Secret Life of Pets 2 – $23.0 M
  3. Aladdin– $15.6 M
  4. Shaft– $14.0 M
  5. Dark Phoenix– $13.1 M
  6. Godzilla: King of the Monsters– $7.4 M
  7. Rocketman– $7.3 M
  8. Late Night– $5.1 M
  9. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum– $4.5 M
  10. Ma– $3.2 M