Mucho macho ruled the box office again this weekend.
Last week, you may recall, the premier of Universal’s blockbuster “Fast Five” zoomed past all contenders by a wide margin. This weekend, a new blockbuster – “Thor,” about an other-wordly warrior who needs to learn humility – ruled the silver screen, and a lot of IMAXes.
That’s because Paramount offered “Thor” in 3-D, helping it rake in $66 million to take first place. “Fast Five,” even in second place, was impressive, grossing $32.5 million.
“Jumping the Broom,” the romantic comedy about two very different families attending a weekend wedding on Martha’s Vineyard, debuted this weekend and finished in third place, earning $13.7 million for Sony/Tristar. Not far behind in fourth place, was “Something Borrowed,” a film about secrets, the power of friendship and romantic conundrums – it earned $13.2 million for Warner Bros.
Finally, rounding out the top 5 was “Rio,” the animated story of lovebirds Blu and Jewel and their adventures in the romantic Brazilian capitol. It took in $8.2 million.