The fourth installment of the “Men In Black” series opened to $28.5 million from 4,224 screens. While that’s only slightly below Sony’s projections of a $30 million weekend, it is well below the low $50 million range that all three previous “Mib” films opened to. Word of mouth has been tepid at best with a B on CinemaScore and 24% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
Sony’s exposure on the film was limited, as the $110 million production budget was co-financed by Hemisphere and Tencent. The other bit of encouraging news for the film is that it did slightly better overseas,