‘Snow White’ Puts Bite On Box Office With $56.3M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Snow White & the Huntsman” is the fairest in the land at the weekend box office.

According to studio estimates Sunday, Universal Pictures’ action yarn inspired by the fairy-tale princess debuted strongly at No. 1 with $56.3 million domestically. That’s about $20 million higher than industry expectations.

“Snow White” bumped Sony’s “Men in Black 3” from the top spot and into second-place with $29.3 million. The Will Smith-Tommy Lee Jones sequel raised its total to $112.3 million after two weekends.

Disney’s superhero sensation “The Avengers” remained strong at No. 3 with $20.3 million, lifting its domestic total to $552.7 million. “The Avengers” climbed past “The Dark Knight” at $533.3 million to become No. 3 all-time on the domestic revenue chart, behind “Avatar” at $760.5 million and “Titanic” at $658.5 million.

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