Thor Keeps the Hammer Down on Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids walked behind Thor, which kept its top spot at the movie box office.
The film about the hammer-wielding thunder god raked in $34.5 million (bringing its two-weekend total to $119.3 million) while the wedding comedy, written by and starring Saturday Night Live's Kristen Wiig, grossed a creditable $24.4 million, Box Office Mojo reports. Bridesmaids' debut registered the best opening for an R-rated comedy since Due Date in November.
Thor hammers out top spot at box office
Fast Five finished third in its third weekend, cruising to more than $19.5 million (and bringing its total to nearly $169 million, the most in franchise history). It beat the weekend's other major premiere, Priest, which could only scare up $14.5 million.
Rio showed its staying power, ranking No. 5 with an $8 million gross. (Its total now adds up to nearly $125 million.)
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Coming in sixth and seventh, respectively, were two romantic comedies in their second week of release, Jumping the Broom ($7.3 million) and Something Borrowed ($7 million).
Rounding out the top 10: Water for Elephants (No. 8, $4.1 million), Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (No. 9, $2.2 million) and Soul Surfer (No. 10, $1.8 million).