Thor: The Dark World brings the Thunder to Weekend Box Office

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According to Deadline Hollywood, Marvel Thor: The Dark World came with the hammer and the thunder on its competition to gross around $31 million between Thursday and Friday nights. The film got an A- Cinemascore and did even better than that in the young demo. It will finish in the $83 million range for the weekend.

Now, that certainly is imposing, but it is not as impressive as last year, when. Although Thor: The Dark World  didn’t exceed the 007 installment Skyfall which grossed $88.4 million, It did beat out the first Thor which had a domestic gross of $65 million on its opening frame. What you want is for the sequel to exceed the original, and Thor: The Dark World has done that. This comes a weekend after the film opened to near $110 million internationally. This might well establish Veteran’s Day as a destination box office weekend, same as MLK weekend has become. And hopefully the summer season won’t be such a blood spot.  Some films need room to breathe, so maybe some of those summer films get moved to Veterans day.

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After Thor comes a battle for runner-up. It looks like Last Vegas will finish second, followed by the raucously funny Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, the animated Free Birds and Ender’s Game. The latter was an unabashed franchise play, but the weekend could prove a franchise ender; the box office gross is down over 60% from last weekend, putting the gross after two weekends at $44.2 million. That’s not good enough. Coming in behind that is Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, which continues to be a marvel that will finish the weekend at over $230 million; 12 Years A Slave, the critical darling upped its screens to 1144 and should gross around $6.5 million for the weekend for a $17.2 million total so far. Behind that is Captain Phillips, another prestige picture which in its fifth weekend should be at a total $91 million gross after the weekend.

Top 10
1) Thor: The Dark World
/ PG13/ Disney / Week 1/ Runs: 3841/ NEW / $31.85 Fri./ $30.258 Sat. -5% / $21.18 Sun. -30% = $83.288. Per Screen Average: $21,684. Total domestic gross $83.3 million.

2) Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa/ R Rating, Paramount/ Week 3/ Runs: 3187/ $3.366 Fri./ $4.881 Sat. 45% / $2.928 Sun.= $11.175. Dropoff -44% from last weekend. Per Screen Average: $3,506. Total domestic gross $78.6 million.

3)Last Vegas/ PG13 / CBS Films / Week 2/ Runs: 3082/ $3.208 Fri./ $4.972 Sat. 55% / $2.983 Sun. -40% = $11.164. Dropoff from last weekend: -32%. Per Screen Average: $3,622. Total domestic gross $33.6 million.

4) Free Birds/ PG/ Relativity. Week 2/ Runs: 3736/ $2.559 Fri./ $5.118 Sat. 100% / $3.327 Sun. -35% = $11.004 Wknd -30%. Per Screen Average: $2,945. Total domestic gross $30 million.

5) Ender’s Game/ PG13/ Lionsgate/ Week 2/ Runs: 3407/ $2.927 Fri./ $4.391 Sat. 50% / $2.854 Sun. -35% = $10.171 Weekend drop off is -62%. Per screen average is $2,985. Total domestic gross $43.9 million.

6) Gravity/ PG13/ WB / Wk 6/ Runs: 2720/ $2.291 Fri./ $4.009 Sat. 75% / $2.205 Sun. -45% = $8.505 Weekend dropoff is -34%. Per Screen Average is $3,127. Total domestic gross is $231.2 million.

7) 12 Years A Slave/ R/ Fox Searchlight / Week 4/ Runs: 1144, increased from 734/ $1.847 Fri./ $2.863 Sat. 55% / $1.861 Sun. -35% = $6.571 Weekend gross is up 37% from last weekend. Per Screen Average: $5,744. Total domestic gross $17.3 million.

8 ) Capt. Phillips/ PG13/ Sony/ Week 5/ Runs: 2646/ $1.578 Fri./ $2.604 Sat. 65% / $1.432 Sun. -45% = $5.614. Dropoff From Last Weekend -33%. Per Screen Average: $2,122. Total domestic gross $90.8.

9) About Time/ R/ Universal / Week 2/ Runs: 1200 / $1.526 Fri./ $2.136 Sat. 40% / $1.389 Sun. -35% = $5.051. Up 369% From Last Weekend’s Limited Release. Per Screen Avg: $4,209. Total domestic gross $6.6 million.

10) Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2/ PG/ Sony / Week 7/ Runs: 1836/ $0.576 Fri./ $1.296 Sat. 125% / $0.842 Sun. -35% = $2.714. Weekend Dropoff is -35%. Per Screen Average is $1,478. Total domestic gross $109.9 million.

Source:Deadlinehollywood.com

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