Box Office Top 10 May 6-8: Thor Drops the Hammer

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Hoodwinked Two

10. Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil $1.9 million

The animated sequel didn’t stand up well to Rio, dropping 50% in ticket sales from the week before. Not even the lure of 3D brought in audiences. The movie had a pitiful average of only $750 in ticket sales per theater for the weekend. Thor, on the other hand, averaged over $16,000 per theater in ticket sales.

 

Soul Surfer

9. Soul Surfer $2.1 million

The true-life drama continues to impress. While it isn’t bringing in blockbuster money, the steady attendance shows strong word-of-mouth and a thirst for a good family film.

 

Prom

8. Prom $2.4 million

Disney latest attempt to snatch money from your kids’ hands bombed at the box office. Did kids wise up? Hopefully, especially since prom movies went out of style in the 1980s.

 

Big Happy Family

7. Madea’s Big Happy Family $3.9 million

Tyler Perry’s latest closes in on the $50 million mark. At this point, it may end up being the second biggest Perry film (right behind Madea Goes to Jail).

 

Water for Elephants

6. Water for Elephants $5.6 million

The romantic drama has hauled over $42 million, which barely covered production costs (reportedly $38 million). Witherspoon hasn’t had a hit since 2009’s Monsters vs. Aliens.

 

Rio

5. Rio $8.2 million

This isn’t just a movie. It’s a money-printing machine. The film has made $115 million in just a month.

 

Something Borrowed

4. Something Borrowed $13.2 million

This is a Kate Hudson rom-com. That should be enough warning. The fact that critics hate it is only confirmation.

 

Jumping the Broom

3. Jumping the Broom $13.7 million

See Something Borrowed to get an idea about this bland rom-com, except it doesn’t have Kate Hudson.

 

Fast Five

2. Fast Five $32.5 million

Fast Five doesn’t try to be anything other than what it is. Still, it is making crazy money, which either says something about the way movies are marketed or audience expectations aren’t very high.

 

Thor

1. Thor $66 million

Thor’s opening weekend was big, but not ungodly big. For a Marvel film with a lot of buzz and anticipation, even that large an opening could be considered a disappointment. How it plays against other blockbusters in the weeks to come will be telling.

Source: Box Office Mojo