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MIB 3 set to dislodge The Avengers

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MUMBAI: Will Smith’s Men in Black 3 is expected to garner anywhere around $80 million-$90 million in the domestic circuit. Sony is looking to dominate the Memorial Day holiday weekend with Men in Black 3.

The big-budget 3D film costing close to $230 million is widely expected to topple The Avengers from the top spot at the domestic box office with a solid four-day gross. MIB 3, which also opens around the world, is predicted to clear $200 million globally till Monday.

Meawhile, Avengers continues to run riot nearly a month into its run and will become the No. 3 film of all time at the worldwide box office by the end of the weekend or early next week.

The film has acquired a global total of $1.22 billion till last Wednesday putting it at No. 4 behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($1.33 billion).

MIB 3 opens one week after Universal and Hasbro Entertainment‘s big-budget Battleship debuted to a dismal $25.5 million domestically.

The first Men in Black, that released in 1997, was a runaway success earning $587 million worldwide. But the sequel Men in Black II, that opened in July 2002 was a critical disappointment after it gathered $441 million.

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