‘Men In Black: International’ Heads for $40 Million Opening

Sony’s action comedy “Men in Black: International” is heading for a $40 million launch in North America on the June 14-16 weekend, early tracking showed Thursday.New Line’s opening of its “Shaft” sequel, starring Samuel L.

Jackson, Jessie T.

Usher and Richard Roundtree, should wind up in the $16 million range during the same frame, according to tracking services.“Men in Black: International” will take place in the same universe as the previous trilogy with Emma Thompson reprising her role as Agent O.

Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson portray the new agents dealing with aliens among us.

The plot centers on a mole in the Men in Black organization.Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall and twins Laurent and Larry Bourgeois also star.

Sony is going day-and-date with a worldwide release for “Men in Black: International,” including a June 14 launch in China.

The film is directed by F.

Gary Gray

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