In the least shocking news ever, Thor was the big winner at the box office this weekend, making $66 million. It’s a solid opening but isn’t as good as previous Marvel movies like Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Wolverine. It was the third highest Marvel opening for a franchise starter behind the first Iron Man and Spider-Man films. Completely bowing to the pressure was Fast Five, which fell 62% from last week, but still stayed in second place with $32 million. Battling for third and fourth was the pair of romantic comedies that were trying to counter program against Thor. Something Borrowed managed to beat out Jumping the Broom with $13.7 million compared to the latter’s $13.2 million. With Thor stealing most of it’s 3D screens, Rio fell to fifth from second with $8.2 million. Everything else pretty much continued their downward slide off the charts.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.