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Battle at the Box Office 5/9

By Zach

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.

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