'Thor' tops weekend box office

Chris Hemsworth attends the THOR - Munich photocall at Hotel Bayerischer Hof on April 13, 2011 in Munich, Germany.
Chris Hemsworth attends the THOR - Munich photocall at Hotel Bayerischer Hof on April 13, 2011 in Munich, Germany. Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Paramount

More “thunder” at the Box Office this weekend from a fantasy film about an alien warrior.

“Thor” roared to the top of the weekend’s box office earning $34.5 million for Paramount. It's the second week the story about a prideful warrior sent to Earth to learn a little humility drew the largest audience.

Premiering in second place, the much ballyhooed Universal Studios comedy “Bridesmaids” walked down the aisle to gross $24.4 million. In third place, in its third week in release, the action film “Fast Five” sped away with $19.5 million for Universal – so far, the latest film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise grossing more than $168 million.

In fourth place this weekend, a new apocalyptic sci-fi film about a renegade priest who must do battle with an army of vampires who’ve snatched his niece. “Priest” earned $14.5 million for Screen Gems.

Finally, in fifth, the animated story of some pretty funny birds who head south to “Rio” continues to attract kids – and their parents. ”Rio” took in $8 million for Fox.

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