The “Brides” Bring it at the Box Office

Can we now all just agree that Kristen Wiig is a movie star? The hilarious Emmy nominated SNL actress has been a riot in every movie she’s been in, no matter how good (Knocked Up) or how bad (Paul). And with the opening of her first big star vehicle, the hysterical Bridesmaids, Wiig can claim movie star status as the comedy took in $24.4 million over the weekend far above industry expectations. Thank goodness it did well and that it’s good so Hollywood big wigs wont be so scared to let women topline comedies in the future. Congrats to Kristen and the ladies of Bridesmaids (hello, Melissa McCarthy, you’re a genius). With Bridesmaids opening strongly, that gave beleagured Universal Pictures two hit films in a row following Fast Five which sped off with another $19.5 million and a total of $168 million to become the top film of 2011 and the Fast franchise. While both of those films did well, they couldn’t stop the mighty Thor which held on top for a second week with $34.5 million falling only 47% which is great for a comic book event title and brought it’s cume to $119 million…. There was one more film making news this weekend, the syfy horror thriller Priest, which landed in 4th with an ok $14.5 million… For all your box office news, head 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 1 Thor Par. $34,500,000 -47.5% 3,963 +8 $8,706 $119,252,000 $150 2
2 N Bridesmaids Uni. $24,409,000 – 2,918 – $8,365 $24,409,000 $32.5 1
3 2 Fast Five Uni. $19,534,000 -39.8% 3,793 +131 $5,150 $168,780,000 $125 3
4 N Priest SGem $14,500,000 – 2,864 – $5,063 $14,500,000 $60 1
5 5 Rio Fox $8,000,000 -5.9% 2,929 -329 $2,731 $124,968,000 $90 5
6 3 Jumping the Broom TriS $7,300,000 -52.0% 2,035 – $3,587 $25,994,000 $6.6 2
7 4 Something Borrowed WB $7,000,000 -49.8% 2,904 – $2,410 $25,647,000 $35 2
8 6 Water for Elephants Fox $4,100,000 -32.5% 2,425 -189 $1,691 $48,476,000 $38 4
9 7 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family LGF $2,200,000 -47.4% 1,449 -432 $1,518 $50,218,000 – 4
10 8 Soul Surfer TriS $1,800,000 -22.0% 1,468 -313 $1,226 $39,200,000 $18 6

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