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Sony tentpole earns est. $35 million over 2 days

Things are looking “Black” at the box office this weekend, and execs at Sony couldn’t be happier.

Distrib’s “Men in Black 2” grossed an estimated $35 million million over only its first two days. Sony figures “MiB2” grossed $19 million on Wednesday and $16 million Thursday.

Impressive perf means sequel scifi actioner could outdistance 1997’s $84.1 million opening for the original “MiB” – the second biggest five-day bow of all time after 1996’s “Independence Day” ($96.1 million).

Sequel’s surge comes despite the absence of midnight Tuesday shows, something both “ID4” and the original “MiB” enjoyed. But “MiB 2” was helped by a super-wide release in 3,560 theaters.

Elsewhere among openers over the Independence Day-lengthened frame, 20th Century Fox’s “Like Mike” seems a slam-dunk for at least the high teen millions through Sunday. Hoops fantasy scored $4 million in Wednesday B.O. and another $3 million on the Thursday holiday.

But Warner Bros.’ TV toon-adaptation “The Powerpuff Girls Movie” likely will see only single-digit millions over five days. “Girls” grossed $2.5 million in frame’s first two days.

Meanwhile, Sony soph-sesher “Mr. Deeds” looks to enjoy another solid sesh. Adam Sandler starrer was the second-highest grosser over long weekend’s first two days with an estimated $8.2 million.

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