Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman as Thor and Jane Foster in the upcoming film 'Thor: The Dark World.' Photo Credit: Marvel

‘Thor: The Dark World’ Hammers its way to the top for a second week in a row


Despite being edged out on Friday night by the only newcomer to the Top 10 this week, Thor and Loki were able to hammer their way to the top of the Box Office for the second week in a row.

This weekend, Marvel Entertainment’s story about the God of Thunder and his mischievous brother Loki, Thor: The Dark World found itself sitting atop the Box Office with a weekend estimated total of $38.5 million.

While the film has already made back its $170 budget in its foreign Box Office numbers, which has already topped $332.8 million, its U.S. numbers are about to reach that number as well. The film has grossed approximately $147 million in its two weeks of release.

Just behind Thor, with $30.6 million at the Box Office this weekend is The Best Man Holiday. This is the follow up to 1999’s The Best Man. In The Best Man Holiday, college friends reunite for the holidays; however, they soon find out how quickly old rivalries can be reignited.

The film Last Vegas has switched places with Free Birds once again this weekend, claiming the Number Three Spot this week with $8.85 million. The film is about three sixty-something friends who get together to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single friend.

Last Vegas has been able to steadily maintain a position in the Top 5 since its release 3 weeks ago earning $47 million in the domestic Box Office over that period.

Coming in at the fourth spot this week is the animated film Free Birds. Since its release the film has been battling with Last Vegas for the third place position. This week, it fell to fourth with $8.3 million at the Box Office this weekend. The film has grossed $42.2 million in the U.S. since its release 3 weeks ago.

Rounding out the Top 5 is Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. The film about 86-year old Irving Zisman and his journey with his grandson Billy fell from Number 2 last week to the fifth spot with $7.67 million this weekend.

Don’t cry for Johnny Knoxville just yet. Bad Grandpa has earned $90.2 million so far at the domestic box office. Add in the $20 million that they have done in the foreign market, and that brings them to an estimated total of $119.2 million. This is way above the film’s $15 million dollar budget.

Here is a look at the rest of the top Box Office numbers this weekend, courtesy of IMDb.com.

  Title Weekend Gross Weeks
1 Thor: The Dark World $38.5 million $147 million 2
2 The Best Man Holiday $30.6 million $30.6 million 1
3 Last Vegas $8.85 million $47 million 3
4 Free Birds $8.3 million $42.2 million 3
5 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa $7.67 million $90.2 million 4
6 Gravity $6.28 million $241 million 7
7 Ender’s Game $6.2 million $53.8 million 3
8 12 Years A Slave $4.7 million $24.9 million 5
9 Captain Phillips $4.5 million $97.6 million 6
10 About Time $3.46 million $11.6 million 3

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