Thor experienced a typical Wednesday decline, but still led the daily box office with ease.

‘Thor’ Hammers Past $80 Million Mark

on May 12, 2011 by Daniel Garris

Paramount's Thor grossed $4.19 million on Wednesday to lead the daily box office for a sixth consecutive day. The superhero film from Marvel was down 23 percent from Tuesday, which represented one of the day's larger daily declines among wide releases. Thor did hold up slightly better than Fast Five did on its first Wednesday last week when it experienced a 25 percent daily slide. Thor topped the $80 million mark yesterday and has now grossed $80.73 million in six days as it continues to run in line with expectations. The film is currently running 14 percent ahead of the pace of 2008's The Incredible Hulk and 33 percent behind the pace of 2008's Iron Man. Thor is widely expected to remain in first place over the upcoming weekend.

Fast Five remained in second place with $2.14 million. The fifth installment of the racing action franchise fell 20 percent from Tuesday and 54 percent from last Wednesday. Clearly, Fast Five is still feeling the effect of the hit it took from Thor this past weekend, but with that said the film is still running ahead of expectations with a 13-day take of $147.14 million. Fast Five continues to run 20 percent ahead of the pace of 2009's Fast & Furious. Fast Five is set to zoom past the $150 million mark on Friday and past the $160 million mark before the end of the weekend.

After a strong hold on Tuesday, Warner's Something Borrowed experienced a solid hold on Wednesday with a third place performance of $1.14 million. The romantic comedy starring Kate Hudson was down 16 percent from Tuesday. Something Borrowed has grossed $17.54 million in six days, as it continues to run on the high end of pre-release expectations. It will be interesting to see if the film will be able to maintain its midweek momentum into the weekend with the added presence of Universal's Bridesmaids in the marketplace.

Sony's Jumping the Broom grossed $0.70 million to remain in fourth place. However, the low-budget comedy starring Angela Bassett was down a sharp 26 percent from Tuesday, which represented the day's largest daily decline among wide releases. While Jumping the Broom has lost a lot of momentum in the days since Mother's Day, it has still grossed a very impressive $17.96 million in its first six days of release. The film will hope to pick back up over the weekend with the aid of strong word of mouth.

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

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