A week before coming to the US, Thor expanded to 56 markets around the world with great success, dominating one of the best weeks of 2011. But Thor was not the only beast, Fast Five continued to expand with higher and higher numbers while Rio is still strong, more after the break.
The God of Thunder was a god at the box office with an almighty gross of $89.1 million in 56 countries. Including what it has made in Australia a week before, Thor has made thus far $116.3 million in only a few days without even debuting in North America yet. Chances of a direct sequel are now pretty high and based on how awesome Thor was, I can’t wait for The Avengers next year and whatever comes after that.
Fast Five was 2nd with $46.1 million but what was really impressive is it did that in just 14 markets. So far Fast Five has made $93.7 million internationally for a worldwide total of $192.3 million. The last movie in the series, Fast and Furious, made $353.2 million worldwide while Fast Five is headed for at least $450 million.
Rio, in 3rd, added $31.1 million to an already great haul of $265.5 million internationally and $371 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing movie of 2011 and the 3rd highest grossing Blue Sky Studios animated feature, only Ice Age sequels having made more.
Until this point everything looked fine and dandy, big numbers for big movies, I mean what more could you want from a box office weekend? Well, you could ask for better holdovers because what we have right now is awful. I’ll try to take them on as fast as I can starting with Red Riding Hood in 4th with $6.4 million and $83.6 million worldwide. Then comes Hop, $5.1 million, $163.7 million worldwide and I have to say I am a bit disappointed, was expecting a bit more by now. Water for Elephants was 6th with $4.5 million, Source Code 7th also with $4.5 million but $84.3 million worldwide (makes me sick that this great movie only grossed as much as that dreaded Red Riding Hood). In 8th and 9th we get another taste of Japanese culture with Meitantei Conan: Chinmoku no Kuota (Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence) and Gantz: Perfect Answer (Gantz 2) with $4.4 million ($21.7 million) and $4.2 million ($16.3 million).
Finally, in 10th place Scream 4 is, well, falling as usual, $4.1 million and $79.8 million worldwide.