MiB International Debuts with Intergalactically Bad Rotten Tomatoes Score

Men in Black International

As critics' reviews of Men in Black International begin to arrive, the film's score on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes has begun to fluctuate, alternating between a worse and improved score since its initial posted rating.

Sony's revival of its fan-favorite sci-fi franchise debuted with a critics score of 32% on Rotten Tomatoes based off of 25 professional reviews, then s;ipped down to 28% before hitting a current score of 35%, as of this writing.

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This stands just below 2002's Men in Black II's score of 39%, the worst-reviewed entry in the entire franchise until now. The original 1997 film has a score of 92% while the most recent installment, 2012's Men in Black III, has a score of 68%. CBR's own review of the film found it largely disappointing and unfunny.

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Early box office estimates similarly place the film at earning $40 million domestically during its upcoming opening weekend, another worst for the franchise. With a reported production budget of $110 million, Men in Black International will have to rely on positive word-of-mouth rather than critical buzz if it hopes to be a success.

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Directed by F. Gary Gray and starring Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall and Emma Thompson, Men in Black: International opens Friday nationwide.

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