Men In Black 3 returns to take aim at Avengers

  • Relaxnews, AFP, Los Angeles
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  • Updated: May 25, 2012 16:23 IST
  • Men in Black

    The Men in Black are back how and guess what... this time there are 3 of them! Confused? Find out more about the third installment ...

  •  Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones

    The third installment of the MIB franchise stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

  • Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones

    Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will once again pair up to put an end to slimy aliens.

  • Will Smith will be seen playing Agent J

    Will Smith will be seen playing Agent J.

  • Tommy Lee Jones

    Tommy Lee Jones reprises the role of Agent K.

  • Agent J and K

    Interestingly, the film has a new (or rather old) entrant, Josh Brolin, who plays Agent K of the past.

  • Agent K

    Agent J (Will Smith) has to go into the past to find the young Agent K in order to complete his mission.

  • Nicole Scherzinger

    The film even stars Nicole Scherzinger.

After a decade, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reunite on screen in Men In Black III in 3D to demolish aliens again, deliver laughs, and scare The Avengers off the top of the box office.

MIB III is expected to collect a hefty $73 million in the US this weekend, compared to The Avengers estimated $46 million, slipping about 17%, according to The sci-fi comedy is also poised to perform the same internationally, dropping The Avengers into second place.

In 1997, the first Men In Black debuted at $51 million in North America and made $589 million worldwide. Then in 2002, the sequel collected $52 million on opening and took in a total close to $442 million. This third installment of Men could even seize up to $90 million, claim some industry sources.

With The Avengers the No. 5 film of all time, and Disney's biggest ever grossing movie, holding at No. 1 for a month is a strong performance before its reign draws to an end.

Men In Black III seeks to attract a new generation of fans to this story of stylish battles with extraterrestrials. This go-round involves time-travel back to 1969 to stop Boris, an alien criminal who's intent on assassinating Agent K.

Agent J (Smith) has only 24 hours to save the younger Agent K, played by Josh Brolin (True Grit), who does a perfect deadpan version of Tommy Lee Jones -- or he will be stuck in the past. Also starring Emma Thompson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2) as Agent O.



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