MAY 9, 2011 - Thor hammered out an estimated US$66 million at 3,955 locations, dominating the US weekend. The Marvel Comics adaptation's opening salvo wasn't as thunderous as Fast Five's US$86.2 million last weekend nor recent summer starters like the Iron Man movies and X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($85.1 million), but it was bigger than 2010's Clash of the Titans ($61.2 million).
Meanwhile, Fast Five slammed on the brakes in its second weekend, grossing an estimated $32.5 million. It was down 62 percent, falling about as hard as Fast and Furious. Something Borrowed was heavily pushed, but was held back by its bland premise of best friends after the same man, and it lacked a key ingredient to romantic comedy success - a strong male lead - focusing instead on the antics of Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin.
Rio rounded out the Top Five with an estimated $8.2 million, off 45 percent for a $114.9 million tally in 24 days. In milestone news, Insidious and Source Code each crossed the $50 million mark.
Here are the Top 5 North American B-O studio estimates for May 6 - 8, 2011 weekend, in terms of rank, (previous week ranking), Movie name (studio), Weekend takings in USD, (Cumulative gross, USD) and week on chart, courtesy of Boxofficemojo. (US$1=RM3)
1. (-) Thor (Paramount) $66.0 million ($66.0 million) 1
2. (1) Fast Five (Universal) $32.5 million ($139.8 million) 2
3. (-) Jumping the Broom (TriStar) $13.7 million ($13.7 million) 1
4. (-) Something Borrowed (WB) $13.1 million ($13.1 million) 1
5. (2) Rio (Fox) $8.2 million ($114.9 million) 4