Thor Hammers the Competition

Thor thrust his mighty hammer down on the competition as the new comic book film opened to a big $66 million at the box office this weekend, right in line with expectations. And the audience reaction has been pretty positive, so the film could hold up in the weeks ahead til then next comic movie, X- Men First Class, comes along at the beginning of May. It looks like Thor also took a little steam out of Fast Five which tumbled down 62% to a still quite good $32 million and $139 million to date. This latest installment of the Fast series is now easily going to become the highest grossing of all five films in the franchise… Now, if you do recall it was Mother’s Day this weekend too and the ladies were served some new cinematic fare as well with the romantic comedies Jumping th Broom and Something Borrowed. The African-American targeted Broom overperformed pulling in $13.7 million while Kate Hudson’s latest Something was a little under expectations at a still decent $13.1 million. Also benefitting from the holiday was the romance Water For Elephants which held up well and took in another $5.6 million for a total of $41.6 million (and having seen it today I can say it’s actually pretty good. Solid “B” grade from me)… For all your box office needs, take a trek to Box Office Mojo here and check out the new top ten below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Thor Par. $66,000,000 3,955 $16,688 $66,000,000 $150 1
2 1 Fast Five Uni. $32,519,000 -62.3% 3,662 +18 $8,880 $139,853,000 $125 2
3 N Jumping the Broom TriS $13,700,000 2,035 $6,732 $13,700,000 $6.6 1
4 N Something Borrowed WB $13,155,000 2,904 $4,530 $13,155,000 $35 1
5 2 Rio Fox $8,200,000 -44.5% 3,258 -450 $2,517 $114,902,000 $90 4
6 4 Water for Elephants Fox $5,600,000 -40.1% 2,614 -206 $2,142 $41,614,000 $38 3
7 3 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family LGF $3,900,000 -60.4% 1,881 -407 $2,073 $46,806,000 3
8 5 Prom BV $2,425,000 -48.5% 2,730 $888 $7,800,000 $8 2
9 7 Soul Surfer TriS $2,100,000 -37.6% 1,781 -229 $1,179 $36,679,000 $18 5
10 6 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil Wein. $1,880,000 -54.2% 2,505 $750 $6,714,000 $30 2
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