Thor hammered out $65.7 million at 3,955 locations (and a record of 2,737 locations in 3D), handily dominating the weekend. The Marvel Comics adaptation’s opening salvo wasn’t as thunderous as the Iron Man movies and X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($85.1 million), but it was bigger than Clash of the Titans (2010) ($61.2 million).
That $65.7 million meant Thor had the third highest first-weekend gross yet for the beginning of a Marvel movie franchise after Spider-Man and Iron Man. In terms of estimated attendance, though, Thor’s opening weekend ranked below Hulk, X-Men and Fantastic Four but was still ahead of Daredevil and Ghost Rider. Other Marvel movies that fared better on the attendance front included The Incredible Hulk and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Distributor Paramount Pictures noted that Thor’s start was well above the last 3D event, Tron: Legacy.
New Movies in Theaters
- Thor: [Action / Adventure, 1 hr. 55 min.] Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgard, Rene Russo, Colm Feore, Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner.
- Jumping the Broom: [Comedy / Drama, 1 hr. 53 min.] Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Julie Bowen, Mike Epps.
- Something Borrowed: [Romantic Comedy, 1 hr. 43 min.] Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, John Krasinski, Steve Howey.
Top 10 Weekend Box Office in USA
Weekend: May 6th to 8th, 2011
- Thor $65,723,338 Total: $65,723,338 Weeks: 1
- (1) Fast Five $32,445,320 Total: $139,779,285 Weeks: 2
- Jumping the Broom $15,215,487 Total: $15,215,487 Weeks: 1
- Something Borrowed $13,945,368 Total: $13,945,368 Weeks: 1
- (2) Rio $8,504,001 Total: $115,206,069 Weeks: 4
- (4) Water for Elephants $6,069,603 Total: $42,083,220 Weeks: 3
- (3) Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family $4,178,886 Total: $47,085,218 Weeks: 3
- (7) Soul Surfer $2,307,161 Total: $36,886,282 Weeks: 5
- (5) Prom $2,214,585 Total: $7,590,030 Weeks: 2
- (6) Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil $2,042,603 Total: $6,876,217 Weeks: 2
(#) = Previous week rank, = New Film
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