Thor held up nicely on Thursday as it heads into its second weekend of release.

$84.75 Million for ‘Thor’ in First Week

on May 13, 2011 by Daniel Garris

Thor rounded out its first week in theatres with $4.03 million on Thursday. The big-budget superhero film from Paramount and Marvel fell just 4 percent from Wednesday. That is a good sign for the film heading into its second weekend of release and compares very favorably to the 11 percent Fast Five fell on its first Thursday last week. Thor was easily the week's top film with $84.75 million, which was in line with pre-release expectations. Compared to other recent Marvel superhero films, the first week performance of Thor was 13 percent stronger than that of 2008's The Incredible Hulk and 33 percent softer than that of 2008's Iron Man.

Universal's Fast Five held steady in second with $2.11 million. The blockbuster sequel starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson was down 2 percent from Wednesday and down 49 percent from last Thursday. Fast Five finished in second for the week with $41.91 million, which was down a sharp, but reasonable 61 percent from the film's opening week performance. With the initial rush-out for Thor now out of the way, Fast Five should hold up much better over the next week. Fast Five has grossed a better than expected $149.25 million in two weeks and is set to zoom past the $160 million mark this weekend.

Something Borrowed continued its healthy midweek performance with $1.10 million to remain in third. The romantic comedy starring Kate Hudson was down a slim 3 percent from Wednesday. For the week, Something Borrowed took fourth place with a seven-day start of $18.65 million. It trailed fellow wedding comedy Jumping the Broom by just $47,302 during the week, as the two films were essentially tied for the frame. Something Borrowed is performing on the high end of expectations and will hope to hold up well against Universal's Bridesmaids this weekend.

Sony's Jumping the Broom finished in fourth with $0.73 million. After losing major momentum from Monday through Wednesday, the comedy starring Angela Bassett was up a healthy 5 percent over Wednesday and Thursday. Jumping the Broom took third place for the week with a significantly better than expected $18.69 million in its first seven days of release.

Tags: Jumping the Broom, Something Borrowed, Fast Five, Thor

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