After breaking out of LunarMax, a moon-based maximum security prison, Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement) decides to go back in time and eliminate the person who arrested him - Agent K (Josh Brolin). When he does so, Agent J (Will Smith) realizes that the timeline has been changed and he too travels back to July 15, 1969, the day before Agent K is killed. After overcoming some disbelief, J manages to convince young K and others of just who he is and why he's there. With the help of Griffin (Michael Stuhlbarg), a being who can see all timelines, they track Boris down. J also learns a secret, something old Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) had never told him.
Back to the past... to save the future
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25 May 2012 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Men in Black 3D
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Opening Weekend USA: $54,592,779,
27 May 2012
Gross USA: $179,020,854
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $624,026,776
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
"The Factory", at which J and K meet Andy Warhol, was Warhol's real-life studio. See more
Saturn/Apollo stacks were taken to the launch pad with the launch tower preceding the rocket stack. They are shown with the Saturn/Apollo stack north of the launch tower instead of the other way around. See more
Prison Guard #1
Well, well, Boris the Animal has a visitor. I guess one every 40 years is okay.
The opening title appears in a pan from the Moon to the Earth (something usually done at the end of the MiB films). See more
The Chinese restaurant scene has been censored for the mainland China release. The sequence with J and K in the back room has been edited to remove all shots of Wu, thus eliminating the revelation that Wu is actually an alien. A subsequent moment with J neuralyzing a group of ethnically Asian bystanders has also been deleted. See more
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Empire State of Mind
Written by Jay-Z
(as Shawn Carter), Alicia Keys
(as Alicia Augello-Cook), Angela Hunte
, Bert Keyes
, Sylvia Robinson
, Janet Sewell
(as Jane't Sewell) and Al Shuckburgh
Performed by Jay-Z
featuring Alicia Keys
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Alicia Keys appears courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains a sample of "Love on a Two Way Street"
Performed by The Moments
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