|Still from Bridesmaids|
Thor shows no signs of stopping, landing on top of the Box Office again for a second week. The Marvel Comics adaptation brought in $34 million this weekend from 3,963 theatres, firmly planting Australian Actor Chris Hemsworth as a star in North America. Hemsworth is said to be starring next in the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman 3-D adaptation set to film in Montreal with Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron.
Despite opening against a Monster, Universal Pictures' Bridesmaids exceeds expectations, debuting in second spot with $24.5 million from 2,918 theatres. The Comedy pairs Saturday Night Live alumni Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph together and actually has received stellar reviews also. Rotten Tomatoes pegs it in around the 90% mark on its Tomatometer, making it one of the best-reviewed films of 2011. To put this into perspective, despite this being R-rated and showing in only a fraction of theatres that Thor is, Bridesmaids actually is the real champion here.
Fast Five still is going strong this weekend and despite slipping to third in its third week of release, it still earns $20.2 million at the Box Office. Usher who was in Toronto this weekend, could not resist even and had to head to our AMC to see it Friday night!
Priest 3-D opens in fourth spot with $15.5 million for Sony Screen Gems. The Action/Horror starring Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet and Nikita's Maggie Q, is expected to perform well overseas. According to Deadline, the Studio was expecting it to pull-in only $10 million this weekend domestically.
Something Borrowed slips to sixth spot in its second week with $7.5 million, bringing the Rom-Com's gross to $26.1 million for Warner Bros., just ahead of Jump the Broom with $6.5 million for Sony Pictures. Rounding out the Top Ten again this weekend is Soul Surfer with $1.5 million.