It's Hammer Time! "Thor" Smashes Competition with $66M Opening! 


What a way to kick off the summer movie season! "Thor" debuted with a thunderous $66 million opening, easily winning the box-office weekend. ("Thor" Movie Review)

Based on the Marvel comic, the 3D action adventure starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Anthony Hopkins, outdistanced fellow new arrivals such as "Jumping the Broom" and "Something Borrowed." ("Thor" interviews with Chris Hemsworth, director Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hiddleston, Kat Dennings, and Jaimie Alexander)

Previous weekend's box-office champ, "Fast Five," fell to No. 2 with a still-respectable $32.5 million for a total of $140 million in just 10 days!

Meanwhile, "Jumping the Broom" starring Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine opened at No. 3 with $13.7 which was higher than studio expectations.

At No. 4 was the romantic comedy "Something Borrowed" based on the popular novel by Emily Giffin starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Colin Egglesfield, and John Krasinski. "Something Borrowed" opened with $13.2 million which met Warner Bros' expectations. ("Something Borrowed" interviews with Kate Hudson and Colin Egglesfield, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski, and author Emily Giffin)

In limited release was Summit Entertainment's "The Beaver" starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster. The actress also directed the movie which only made $104,000 at 22 theaters.

Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office Films for weekend of May 6th:

1. "Thor," $66 million.
2. "Fast Five," $32.5 million.
3. "Jumping the Broom," $13.7 million.
4. "Something Borrowed," $13.2 million.
5. "Rio," $8.2 million.
6. "Water for Elephants," $5.6 million.
7. "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family," $3.9 million.
8. "Prom," $2.4 million.
9. "Soul Surfer," $2.1 million.
10. "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil," $1.9 million.

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