After last weekend solid debut, Thor will attempt to hold strong at number one while facing competition from what many are describing as the female Hangover with Bridesmaids, the horror thriller Priest, and box office hit Fast Five.
The big question this weekend is whether Thor will burn out in it’s second weekend or hold strong and solidify itself as a franchise starter for Marvel? The answer is a mix of both. While Thor opened well, it’s cinema score grade of B+ while good, is nothing to be excited about. Add in modest weekday sales and the road ahead could be somewhat rocky. But, the competition might be what spares it for a week. Bridesmaids, Priest shouldn’t add up to enough to be able to take down Thor. our Prediction, look for Thor to hold on to the # 1.
Looking to be the first break out comedy hit of the summer is Brides Maids. Buzz has been slowly building for this all female film which was written by SNL alum Kristen Wiig who also stars in the film. Bridesmaids could just be what the doctor ordered as female audiences have had nothing to rush out too in months. Throw in the marquee name of Judd Apatow as producer, the comparisons to the Hang Over and solid reviews should enable Bridesmaids to open strong at #2 and possibly hold strong for weeks to come.
After just two weeks Fast Five is on course to become the highest grossing Fast & The Furious film of all time, domestically and globally. Fast Five has been a strong performer during the week, and should it’s gross cut in half to drop to the #3 spot this weekend.
Rounding out the top five is the debut of the horror film Priest which should find itself landing at theatres with Scream 4 whimpering out of theatres. A lack of any real horror entry should allow Priest to open modestly in the #4. Rounding out the top five is Jumping The Broom which opened beyond expectations last weekend, and even scored a solid A grade from cinema score indicting that audiences may keep coming back for more.
The Top Ten
- Thor: Our Prediction: $30-32M
- Bridesmaids: Our Prediction: $19-22M
- Fast Five: Our Prediction:$15- 16M
- Priest: Our Prediction: $10-11M
- Jumping The Broom: Our Prediction: $8-9M
- Something Borrowed: Our Prediction: $6.5-7M
- Rio: Our Prediction: $5.5M-6M
- Water For Elephants: Our Prediction: $3.5M
- Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family: Our Prediction: $2M
- Prom: Our Prediction: $1.5M