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'Men in Black 3' Posts Record Memorial Day Opening Weekend for Imax

Men in Black 3 poster - P 2012
Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures’ action comedy, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, grossed $12.7 million in 474 giant screen theaters worldwide.

TORONTO – Imax on Wednesday said Columbia Pictures’ Men in Black 3 posted a record Memorial Day opening weekend as it grossed $12.7 million in box office after a digitally remastered version screened in 474 of its theaters worldwide.

The action comedy’s four-day run took in $5.3 million domestically in 278 Imax theaters, while internationally the Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones-starrer grossed another $7.4 million on 196 Imax screens.

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The previous Memorial Day weekend global box office record was held by Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

The first Men in Black franchise film to screen in Imax theaters included a preview six-minute clip of the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie.