Men in Black: International came in lower than estimated and narrowly managed to obtain the number one spot at this weekend's box office. The sequel earned $28.5 million domestically, while initial estimates had it northward of $30 million. However, overseas, the movie, which stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson was able to secure over $70 million. With that being said, Men In Black: International is by far, the lowest debut of the entire franchise at this point. And the lowest summer opening of 2019 thus far.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 was able to secure the second position this weekend after bringing in $23.8 million. Since debuting two weeks ago, the animated family sequel has earned over $154.5 million globally. Disney's live-action adaptation of Aladdin came in at number three this weekend after bringing in $16.7 million. The remake was not received well initially from the promotional material, but it has been a solid earner since hitting screens at the end of May.
Dark Phoenix came in at number four this weekend and continues to fall with $8.8 million this weekend. The movie has been underperforming at the box office and fell over 75% from its debut weekend. Director Simon Kinberg recently discussed the box office failure and takes full responsibility. The Elton John biopic Rocketman remained at number five and is still going strong and was able to pull in an additional $8.8 million this weekend. To date, the movie has earned over $133.1 million globally.
The box office debut of Shaft came in at number six this weekend with $8.3 million. The sequel was anticipated to bring in at least twice that much, but things didn't work out that way. Godzilla: King of the Monsters took the number seven spot with $8.1 million. To date, the MonsterVerse movie has brought in over $339.4 million globally and is still going strong, despite earning less than the studio was hoping for.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum took the number eight position this weekend after bringing in $6.1 million. So far, the third installment in the franchise has been performing well and is currently the highest grossing movie in the franchise's short history. Mindy Kaling's Late Night came in at number nine with $5.1 million, while thriller Ma took the tenth spot after earning $3.6 million. Avengers: Endgame finally fell out of the top then this weekend with $3.5 million. Jim Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die debuted at number twelve this weekend after earning $2.1 million, which is a career-best for the director. You can check out the rest of this weekend's numbers over at Box Office Mojo.