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'Thor' Makes Thundering Debut at Box Office

May 09, 2011 03:41:23 GMT

The Kenneth Branagh-directed film earns $66 million, forcing 'Fast Five' to fall a step at number two with $32.5 million.


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"Thor" shows off his strength at North American box office. The superhero movie lands at the first place by grossing $65.7 million. Costing about $150 million to produce, the film received a "B plus" rating from CinemaScore.

Meanwhile, Justin Lin-directed "Fast Five" makes a stop at number two. The last week champion now drops to the runner-up position with $32.4 million. The movie which stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson grosses a total of $139.8 million in its second week.

Drama comedy "Jumping the Broom" opens with a soft landing at the third place. Drawing 70% female audience, the PG-13-rated movie grosses $15.2 million and gets an "A" rating from CinemaScore.

"Something Borrowed" secures the fourth spot with $13.9 million on its opening weekend. In the meantime, "Rio" has to drop another slot to number five after obtaining $8.5 million, or decreasing 42.5% from last week's cum.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for May 6-8:

  1. "Thor" - $65.7 million
  2. "Fast Five" - $32.4 million
  3. "Jumping the Broom" - $15.2 million
  4. "Something Borrowed" - $13.9 million
  5. "Rio" - $8.5 million
  6. "Water for Elephants" - $6 million
  7. "Madea's Big Happy Family" - $4.2 million
  8. *"Soul Surfer" - $2.3 million
  9. "Prom" - $2.2 million
  10. "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil" - $2 million
*UPDATE (May 8, 2011): When the final figures came out on Monday, May 8, "Prom" dropped another slot to the ninth. Hence, it swapped place with "Soul Surfer", which now secured the eighth position on the chart.

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