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Thor was the god of the box office for its opening weekend, as the Marvel superhero ran away with the #1 spot for the weekend of May 6-8, 2011. The ladies also had something to celebrate, as rom-coms Jumping the Broom and Something Borrowed both had solid openings.
Fast cars, Vin Diesel, and The Rock were a winning combination as Fast Five scored a giant opening and the top spot at the box office for the weekend of April 29 through May 1.
Rio beat out Madea's Family on Easter Weekend 2011. It was a busy weekend, as the top two films made over $25 million each and the next two films each topped $10 million. It's a good sign that people may be headed back to theaters just as the summer season approaches. Elsewhere, Hop jumped into blockbuster territory, as the CGI Easter flick topped the $100 million mark in ticket sales.
Hop won the box office derby for the weekend of April 8 through 10, 2011. The CGI-heavy Easter flick topped Hannah, the teen assassin, and Arthur, the reboot of the drunken billionaire comedy, minus the drinking. Among other releases, Soul Surfer, the true story of a surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack, finished fourth and played well, despite playing on fewer screens.
The story behind the movies was interesting this week, even if the movies themselves weren't quite as engrossing. Fox's under-publicized family sequel toppled the big-budget special effects juggernaut in the year's biggest box office upset so far. Fox's Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 beat out Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch to win the box office derby for the weekend of March 25 through 27, 2011.
Bradley Cooper's Limitless hardly lived up to its title, grossing $19 million in another down weekend for Hollywood movies. The take, however, was enough to lead all other films. Rango continued to ride high in the saddle to finish second, and Battle: Los Angeles retreated to third. The weekend gross by Limitless runs far behind what Battle: LA pulled in just last week ($35 million), and is indicative of just how lackluster it was at theaters for the weekend of March 18 though 20, 2011. Not even the final weekend of spring break could save movies from a poor showing, including new releases The Lincoln Lawyer and Paul.
Battle: Los Angeles breathed new life into the alien invasion genre as it topped the box office for the weekend ending March 11-13, 2011. Other new films that opened over the weekend did not fare as well; Red Riding Hood got lost in the cinematic forest and Mars Needs Moms bombed.
The reunion of Johnny Depp and Pirates of the Carribbean director Gore Verbinski paid dividends for Paramount, as the animated comedy Rango led a trio of new movies to the top of the box office for the weekend of March 4 through 6, 2011. Mat Damon's The Adjustment Bureau came in a distant second, while the teen drama Beastly finished third.
In a weekend in which no movie seemed to want to lead, Hall Pass won the box office derby for the weekend of February 25 through 27, 2011. The Farrelly Brothers film barely bested Gnomeo and Juliet, which finished a close second, but it was a lackluster performance for the R-rated comedy featuring a number of popular young actors.
Liam Neeson's latest action thriller was a hit with audiences once again, as Unknown topped the box office top ten for President's Day weekend, February 18-21, 2010. On the other hand, I Am Number Four, from producer Michael Bay, failed to click with audiences, as it managed only a third place finish for the four-day weekend. Gnomeo and Juliet, bolstered by a strong kid turnout on President's Day, slipped past Number Four to take second place.