Snow White and the Huntsman topped the weekend box office with a strong $56 million

HollywoodNews.com: Putting a non-existent end to the non-existent box office slump, Snow White and the Huntsman topped the weekend box office with a pretty strong $56 million.

After the flop that was Battleship, Universal is somewhat relieved that the next of its ‘let’s make overpriced fantasy tentpoles like every other studio’ entry might actually make a small profit in the end. With about $39 million in overseas grosses, the film has amassed $95 million in its first three days of worldwide play. Alas the film cost $175 million to produce (and who-knows what to market), so this is another situation where a major picture is praying for $400 million worldwide just to break even. That’s obviously not healthy, but the opening is still a darn-good one.

It’s the second-biggest 2D opening of the year behind The Hunger Games and the fourth-biggest debut of 2012 behind The Avengers ($207 million), The Hunger Games ($153 million), and The Lorax ($70 million).

To read more go to Mendelson’s Memos

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