'Men in Black: International' predicted to underperform
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are predicted to not do so well compared to Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones
Sony is hoping this soft reboot will rejuvenate interest in the franchise
It is predicted the film will make $10 million less in the opening weekend domestically than the films before it
‘Men in Black’ is coming back to a screen near you. After seven years, the fan favourite franchise is making a comeback with ‘Men in Black: International’. Though it is being said the film may not do too well in the opening weekend.
The duo that starred in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, are coming together for the fourth ‘Men in Black’ movie. While that sounds like fabulous news, it is being assumed right now that the film will only pull in $40 million domestically in the opening weekend. If that does happen, it would mean the film would rake in $10 million less than the three films before it.
A $40 million domestic opening weekend would place it in the top 10 most profitable films of the year. Though let’s remember that ‘MIB 3’ made around $54 million in its opening weekend.
With a lower-estimated opening weekend, the film is unlikely to match or surpass the domestic gross that the other films had overall. The first film amassed an impressive quarter of a billion dollars domestically and third film made $179 million also.
It may not be as bad as it sounds though, ‘MIB 3’ grossed $624 million worldwide despite its lower domestic haul compared to the films before it. It’s easily possible the new film could pull off the same trick. With a bit of clever marketing and hype creation in the weeks before it drops, the fourth ‘MIB’ film could do pretty well globally.
With a budget of $110 million, here’s to hoping that huge investment wasn’t a waste.