Thor Pasts ‘Fast Five’ At Box Office

Posted by at 9:39 am on May 9, 2011

The “god of thunder” stormed the box office over the weekend as comic book fans and other moviegoers rained $66 million upon theaters to see “Thor.” The latest big-screen adaptation of a Marvel Comic kicked off the summer movie season as the #1 movie in America, according to studio estimates.

Alas, a pair of romantic comedies proved to be no match against Thor’s power. “Jumping the Broom” opened at #3 with $13.7 million, while “Something Borrowed,” based on Emily Giffin’s best-selling novel, came in fourth place with $13.1 million. Co-starring rom-com veteran Kate Hudson, “Borrowed” was far behind the $21.1 million her “Bride Wars” took in when it opened in 2009, or the similar numbers generated by “Fool’s Gold” the year before.

“Thor” launches a potential franchise for Disney-owned Marvel Studios and serves as yet another movie leading to 2012’s “The Avengers.”

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