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'Snow White and the Huntsman' debuts at No. 1 with $56.2M

Still of Charlize Theron in the 2012 film 'Snow White and the Huntsman.' (Photo by Alex Bailey, courtesy of Universal Studios)

June 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
There was a fairy tale ending at the box office this weekend. "Snow White and the Huntsman" debuted at No. 1 with $56.2 million domestically, about $20 million higher than industry expectations.

Universal Pictures' action film inspired by the fairy-tale princess stars Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron.

"Snow White" bumped Sony's "Men in Black 3" from the top spot and into second place with $28 million.

In third place was the superhero flick "The Avengers" with $20.4 million.

The top 10 films of the weekend were:

  1. "Snow White and the Huntsman," $56.2 million
  2. "Men in Black 3," $28 million
  3. "The Avengers," $20.4 million
  4. "Battleship," $5 million
  5. "The Dictator," $4.7 million
  6. "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," $4.4 million
  7. "What to Expect When You're Expecting," $4.4 million
  8. "Dark Shadows," $3.7 million
  9. "Chernobyl Diaries," $3.1 million
  10. "For Greater Glory," $1.8 million

The Associated Press contributed to this report.