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Franchise fatigue continues with 'Men in Black' and 'Shaft'

"Men in Black: International" is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend but the Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth-led reboot isn't exactly a franchise-revitalizing hit.

Hampered by poor reviews, Sony Pictures on Sunday estimates that the film earned only $28.5 million in ticket sales nationwide over the weekend.

"The Secret Life of Pets 2" got the No. 2 spot in its second weekend with $23.8 million. Disney's "Aladdin," now in weekend four, took third with $16.7 million. "Dark Phoenix" placed fourth with $9 million and "Rocketman" coasted to fifth with $8.8 million.

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows from left, Alexandra Shipp, Jessie Usher, Samuel Jackson and Richard Roundtree in a scene from "Shaft." (Kyle KaplanWarner Bros. Pictures via AP)

All performed better than the weekend's other new sequel "Shaft," which also struggled to find an audience in North America in its first weekend, opening in sixth to only $8.3 million.