Will Smith FTL? ‘Men In Black 3′ Overtakes ‘Avengers’ But Misses Mark

Movies & TV

By: / May 27, 2012

Will Smith’s summer smash streak may be over… or at least not as strong as it used to be.

Although his blockbuster sequel Men in Black 3 is expected to top the box office, grossing $72 million over the four-day weekend, the prognosis is still negative. That’s because the time-traveling flick costs roughly $230 million to make.

The film finds Smith traveling back in time to duel aliens alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin.

Despite failing to meet forecasts, Men in Black 3 does successfully dethrone The Avengers, which had topped the box office for 21 days.