Men in Black

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $250,690,539Details
International Box Office $337,100,000
Worldwide Box Office $587,790,539
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

A streetwise NYPD detective joins a secret organization that polices extraterrestrial affairs on Earth. Men in Black follows the exploits of agents Kay and Jay, members of a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth. The two Men in Black find themselves in the middle of the deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies. In order to prevent worlds from colliding, the MiB must track down the terrorist and prevent the destruction of Earth. It's just another typical day for the Men in Black.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
92% - Certified Fresh
Audience
79% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$90,000,000
Theatrical Release: July 1st, 1997 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: October 23rd, 1997 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and sci-fi violence
Franchise: Men in Black
Keywords: Buddy Comedy, Secret Agent, Marvel Comics, Visual Effects, Friendly Alien on Earth
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

Blu-ray Sales: Red Revels in Blu

New releases took the top four spots in the Blu-ray sales chart. Red Tails took first place with 446,000 units / $10.25 million for a 48% opening week Blu-ray share. The film was expensive to make and it didn't perform well enough in theaters, but its home market numbers are better. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 1st, 2012

It's yet another very slow week on the home market. In fact, all of May is very slow on the home market, although this is not surprising for this time of year. I'm not even going to attempt to pad out the list this week. Is there anything in contention for Pick of the Week? Fortunately, the answer to that is yes. Unfortunately, the screener is late. Normally I really don't like awarding Pick of the Week to a film when the screener is late, but in this case, Haywire is head and shoulders above the rest, so unless the Blu-ray has less than zero special features, it's the best out there. More...

Cast

Tommy Lee Jones    K
Will Smith    J
Linda Fiorentino    Laurel
Vincent D'Onofrio    Edgar
Rip Torn    Zed
Tony Shalhoub    Jeebs
Verne Troyer    Alien Son
Sean Whalen    Passport Officer
Richard Hamilton    Agent D (K's first Partner)
David Cross    Newton the Morgue Attendant
Jon Gries    Nick the Van Driver
Siobhan Fallon    Beatrice
Mike Nussbaum    Gentle Rosenburg
Sergio Calderon    Jose
Carel Struyken    Arquillian
Fredric Lehne    INS Agent Janus
Kent Faulcon    1st Lt. Jake Jensen
John Alexander    Mikey

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Walter F. Parkes
Producer    Laurie MacDonald
Executive Producer    Steven Spielberg
Co-Producer    Graham Place
Screenwriter    Ed Solomon
Director    Barry Sonnenfeld
Story Creator    Lowell Cunningham
Puppeteer    Peter Linz
Composer    Danny Elfman
Cinematographer    Don Peterman
Editor    Jim Miller
Production Designer    Bo Welch
Art Director    Thomas Duffield
Set Designer    Sean Haworth
Set Designer    Lawrence A. Hubbs
Set Designer    Marco Rubeo
Set Designer    Patrick M. Sullivan
Set Decorator    Cheryl Carasik
Costume Designer    Mary E Vogt
Sound Editor    Peter F. Kurland
Special Make-up Effects    Rick Baker
Visual Effects Supervisor    Eric Brevig
Associate Producer    Steven R Molen
Assistant Director    John Cameron
Second Unit Director    Eric Brevig
Second Unit Camera    Keith Peterman
Casting Director    David Rubin
Casting Director    Debra Zane

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/07/01 1 $4,815,427   0     $4,815,427 0
1997/07/02 1 $14,043,310 +192% 3,020 $4,650   $18,858,737 1
1997/07/03 1 $14,206,708 +1% 0     $33,065,445 2
1997/07/04 1 $15,722,315 +11% 3,020 $5,206   $48,787,760 3
1997/07/05 1 $20,220,137 +29% 3,020 $6,695   $69,007,897 4
1997/07/06 1 $15,126,003 -25% 3,020 $5,009   $84,133,900 5
1997/07/07 1 $7,433,260 -51% 3,020 $2,461   $91,567,160 6
1997/07/08 1 $6,835,526 -8% 3,020 $2,263   $98,402,686 7
1997/07/09 1 $6,016,459 -12% 3,020 $1,992   $104,419,145 8
1997/07/10 1 $5,103,508 -15% 3,020 $1,690   $109,522,653 9
1997/07/11 1 $9,254,927 +81% 3,020 $3,065   $118,777,580 10
1997/07/12 1 $12,188,740 +32% 3,020 $4,036   $130,966,320 11
1997/07/13 1 $8,618,650 -29% 3,020 $2,854   $139,584,970 12
1997/07/14 1 $3,510,742 -59% 3,020 $1,162   $143,095,712 13
1997/07/15 1 $3,808,526 +8% 3,020 $1,261   $146,904,238 14
1997/07/16 2 $3,156,788 -17% 3,020 $1,045   $150,061,026 15
1997/07/17 2 $3,054,839 -3% 3,020 $1,012   $153,115,865 16
1997/07/18 1 $5,780,062 +89% 3,102 $1,863   $158,895,927 17
1997/07/19 1 $7,904,234 +37% 3,102 $2,548   $166,800,161 18
1997/07/20 1 $5,345,632 -32% 3,102 $1,723   $172,145,793 19
1997/07/21 2 $2,407,283 -55% 3,102 $776   $174,553,076 20
1997/07/22 2 $2,606,378 +8% 3,102 $840   $177,159,454 21
1997/07/23 2 $2,213,609 -15% 3,102 $714   $179,373,063 22
1997/07/24 2 $2,312,843 +4% 3,102 $746   $181,685,906 23
1997/07/25 3 $3,717,794 +61% 3,180 $1,169   $185,403,700 24
1997/07/26 3 $5,002,664 +35% 3,180 $1,573   $190,406,364 25
1997/07/27 3 $3,630,426 -27% 3,180 $1,142   $194,036,790 26
1997/07/28 3 $1,524,085 -58% 3,180 $479   $195,560,875 27
1997/07/29 3 $1,671,303 +10% 3,180 $526   $197,232,178 28
1997/07/30 3 $1,441,815 -14% 3,180 $453   $198,673,993 29
1997/07/31 3 $1,437,215 n/c 3,180 $452   $200,111,208 30
1997/08/01 5 $2,317,618 +61% 2,932 $790   $202,428,826 31
1997/08/02 4 $3,301,983 +42% 2,932 $1,126   $205,730,809 32
1997/08/03 4 $2,391,496 -28% 2,932 $816   $208,122,305 33
1997/08/04 5 $1,126,764 -53% 2,932 $384   $209,249,069 34
1997/08/05 5 $1,178,432 +5% 2,932 $402   $210,427,501 35
1997/08/06 5 $986,280 -16% 2,932 $336   $211,413,781 36
1997/08/07 5 $938,809 -5% 2,932 $320   $212,352,590 37
1997/08/08 6 $1,603,708 +71% 2,653 $604   $213,956,298 38
1997/08/09 5 $2,382,950 +49% 2,653 $898   $216,339,248 39
1997/08/10 5 $1,665,692 -30% 2,653 $628   $218,004,940 40
1997/08/11 6 $742,877 -55% 2,653 $280   $218,747,817 41
1997/08/12 5 $831,842 +12% 2,653 $314   $219,579,659 42
1997/08/13 5 $807,754 -3% 2,653 $304   $220,387,413 43
1997/08/14 5 $712,811 -12% 2,653 $269   $221,100,224 44
1997/08/15 7 $1,200,628 +68% 2,261 $531   $222,300,852 45
1997/08/16 7 $1,763,151 +47% 2,261 $780   $224,064,003 46
1997/08/17 7 $1,240,726 -30% 2,261 $549   $225,304,729 47
1997/08/18 7 $535,185 -57% 2,261 $237   $225,839,914 48
1997/08/19 6 $584,885 +9% 2,261 $259   $226,424,799 49
1997/08/20 6 $594,678 +2% 2,261 $263   $227,019,477 50
1997/08/21 6 $601,979 +1% 2,261 $266   $227,621,456 51
1997/08/22 10 $845,268 +40% 1,835 $461   $228,466,724 52
1997/08/23 10 $1,221,919 +45% 1,835 $666   $229,688,643 53
1997/08/24 10 $813,926 -33% 1,835 $444   $230,502,569 54
1997/08/25 10 $304,886 -63% 1,835 $166   $230,807,455 55
1997/08/26 10 $318,272 +4% 1,835 $173   $231,125,727 56
1997/08/27 11 $268,577 -16% 1,835 $146   $231,394,304 57
1997/08/28 11 $307,815 +15% 1,835 $168   $231,702,119 58
1997/08/29 12 $630,953 +105% 1,561 $404   $232,333,072 59
1997/08/30 9 $1,032,558 +64% 1,561 $661   $233,365,630 60
1997/08/31 9 $915,385 -11% 1,561 $586   $234,281,015 61
1997/09/01 9 $776,173 -15% 1,561 $497   $235,057,188 62
1997/09/02 12 $171,241 -78% 1,561 $110   $235,228,429 63
1997/09/03 12 $144,667 -16% 1,561 $93   $235,373,096 64
1997/09/04 12 $134,888 -7% 1,561 $86   $235,507,984 65
1997/09/05 10 $466,539 +246% 1,491 $313   $235,974,523 66
1997/09/06 10 $872,182 +87% 1,491 $585   $236,846,705 67
1997/09/07 10 $464,576 -47% 1,491 $312   $237,311,281 68
1997/09/08 11 $106,452 -77% 1,491 $71   $237,417,733 69
1997/09/09 11 $125,089 +18% 1,491 $84   $237,542,822 70
1997/09/10 11 $115,052 -8% 1,491 $77   $237,657,874 71
1997/09/11 12 $118,733 +3% 1,491 $80   $237,776,607 72
1997/09/12 - $402,196 +239% 1,367 $294   $238,178,803 73
1997/09/13 - $787,850 +96% 1,367 $576   $238,966,653 74
1997/09/14 - $388,267 -51% 1,367 $284   $239,354,920 75
1997/09/15 - $85,737 -78% 1,367 $63   $239,440,657 76
1997/09/16 - $105,931 +24% 1,367 $77   $239,546,588 77
1997/09/17 - $90,331 -15% 1,367 $66   $239,636,919 78
1997/09/18 - $97,481 +8% 1,367 $71   $239,734,400 79
1997/09/19 - $304,088 +212% 1,260 $241   $240,038,488 80
1997/09/20 - $604,188 +99% 1,260 $480   $240,642,676 81
1997/09/21 - $300,099 -50% 1,260 $238   $240,942,775 82
1997/09/22 - $64,522 -78% 1,260 $51   $241,007,297 83
1997/09/23 - $73,802 +14% 1,260 $59   $241,081,099 84
1997/09/24 - $63,324 -14% 1,260 $50   $241,144,423 85
1997/09/25 - $66,123 +4% 1,260 $52   $241,210,546 86
1997/09/26 13 $220,734 +234% 1,080 $204   $241,431,280 87
1997/09/27 13 $450,023 +104% 1,080 $417   $241,881,303 88
1997/09/28 - $236,133 -48% 1,080 $219   $242,117,436 89
1997/09/29 - $48,638 -79% 1,080 $45   $242,166,074 90
1997/09/30 - $52,119 +7% 1,080 $48   $242,218,193 91
1997/10/01 - $47,751 -8% 1,080 $44   $242,265,944 92
1997/10/02 - $64,141 +34% 1,080 $59   $242,330,085 93

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/07/04 1 $51,068,455   3,020 $16,910   $84,133,900 5
1997/07/11 1 $30,062,317 -41% 3,020 $9,954   $139,584,970 12
1997/07/18 1 $19,029,928 -37% 3,102 $6,135   $172,145,793 19
1997/07/25 3 $12,350,884 -35% 3,180 $3,884   $194,036,790 26
1997/08/01 4 $8,011,097 -35% 2,932 $2,732   $208,122,305 33
1997/08/08 5 $5,652,350 -29% 2,653 $2,131   $218,004,940 40
1997/08/15 7 $4,204,505 -26% 2,261 $1,860   $225,304,729 47
1997/08/22 10 $2,881,113 -31% 1,835 $1,570   $230,502,569 54
1997/08/29 10 $3,355,069 +16% 1,561 $2,149   $235,057,188 61
1997/09/05 10 $1,803,297 -46% 1,491 $1,209   $237,311,281 68
1997/09/12 13 $1,578,313 -12% 1,367 $1,155   $239,354,920 75
1997/09/19 13 $1,208,375 -23% 1,260 $959   $240,942,775 82
1997/09/26 13 $906,890 -25% 1,080 $840   $242,117,436 89
1997/10/03 16 $687,721 -24% 922 $746   $243,017,806 96
1997/10/10 18 $443,442 -36% 677 $655   $243,629,478 103
1997/10/17 24 $301,530 -32% 478 $631   $244,064,365 110
1997/10/24 28 $200,870 -33% 450 $446   $244,337,321 117
1997/10/31 20 $621,083 +209% 1,010 $615   $245,012,779 124
1997/11/07 26 $252,630 -59% 505 $500   $245,419,734 131
1997/11/14 12 $2,117,200 +738% 776 $2,728   $247,659,078 138
1997/11/21 19 $558,608 -74% 605 $923   $248,408,779 145
1997/11/28 27 $250,433 -55% 535 $468   $248,804,341 152
1997/12/05 26 $160,025 -36% 539 $297   $249,002,783 159
1997/12/12 27 $150,400 -6% 394 $382   $249,212,070 166
1997/12/19 21 $207,444 +38% 349 $594   $249,479,758 173
1997/12/26 31 $171,828 -17% 181 $949   $249,836,052 180
1998/01/02 51 $37,499 -78% 58 $647   $250,107,128 187
1998/01/09 49 $29,725 -21% 41 $725   $250,147,615 194

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/27/20121732,924 32,924$589,853$589,853762
6/3/20121933,665+2% 66,589$438,655$1,028,508763
6/10/20121546,858+39% 113,447$1,155,987$2,184,495764
6/17/20121268,514+46% 181,961$1,690,240$3,874,735765
6/24/20121343,977-36% 225,938$798,183$4,672,918766
7/22/20122722,918 294,396$249,210$5,745,127770
7/29/2012971,203+211% 365,599$685,044$6,430,171771
8/5/20122327,820-61% 393,419$289,169$6,719,340772
8/12/20122317,060-39% 410,479$223,721$6,943,062773
8/19/20122320,309+19% 430,788$295,518$7,238,580774

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/27/20121019,195 19,195$503,481$503,481762
6/3/20122011,249-41% 30,444$329,270$832,751763

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