Thor: The Dark World fell 57.3% from its opening weekend to $36.5 million. That’s $145 million in 10 days, good result although the drop is considerably steeper than that of Thor (47.2%) some two years ago. After 10 days Thor had $119.4 million, so the sequel still has a decent lead on it. With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire out this coming weekend, I’ll be expecting Thor: The Dark World to dip in the 60% range. Thanksgiving the following week should help a bit, maybe even bump up, but over I don’t think this can make it to $240 million anymore. Depending on how hard The Hunger Games hits it, I’m thinking $210-230 million by the end of its run. Fans should not worry, with the major international box office increase shown so far, Thor 3 is a certainty.
Although Thor was first again, the real star was The Best Man Holiday with an opening of $30.1 million. For a few hours on Friday, there was even talk that it could eventually beat Thor: The Dark World, but that obviously didn’t end up happening. Still, this sequel (yes, it’s a sequel) to a movie that came out 14 years ago (The Best Man) is a nice surprise. Looking back, The Best Man started with $9 million and ended up at $34.1 million, a number The Best Man Holiday almost matched in its first three days. With good word of mouth I can see this ending up close or even past the $100 million mark.
Last Vegas had another good weekend, down 23.5% for $8.4 million and $46.5 million so far. Similarly, Free Birds was off 27.1% with $8.1 million and $42 million overall.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa rounds out the top 5 with $7.4 million for a new cume of $89.9 million. It’s now a foregone conclusion that Bad Grandpa will end up with more than $100 million domestically, making it the 2nd highest grossing Jackass movie.