"Thor" Delivers the Hammer Once Again at Weekend Box Office

Source: Marvel

Thor: The Dark World again led the way at the weekend box office, bringing in an estimated $38.5 million in ticket sales domestically. Coming in second was The Best Man Holiday, with $30.6 million in ticket sales on its opening weekend. The top five movies are shown below. The Nov. 15-17 number is domestic box office only:

Movie

Studio

November 15-17
($millions)

Total Domestic
($millions)

Total Worldwide
($millions)

Weeks

Thor: The Dark World

Disney

$38.5

$147.0

$479.8

2

The Best Man Holiday

Universal

$30.6

$30.6

$30.6

1

Last Vegas

CBS Films

$8.9

$47.0

$50.7

3

Free Birds

Relativity Media

$8.3

$42.2

$50.2

3

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Paramount

$7.7

$90.2

$119.2

4

Source: Rentrak

Thor saw ticket sales drop 55% from the $86 million it posted in its opening weekend, which was a steeper drop than the first Thor film in 2011, which saw receipts fall by 47% from the first weekend to the second. However, the sequel did post nearly $20 million more in original box office receipts in its opening weekend compared to the original, which had $119.5 million in domestic box office receipts through its second weekend.


The Best Man Holiday is the sequel to 1999's The Best Man. The sequel served as a reunion for the characters featured in the original movie, and many analysts were surprised at the success of the follow-up considering the original brought in only $9 million on its opening weekend. In fact The Best Man only had $34.1 million total in box office ticket sales.

Rounding out the top five were Last Vegas, Free Birds, and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, which respectively saw receipts from last week fall by 20%, 25%, and 32%. However, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa continues its impressive run, and is now the 31st highest-grossing movie of the year, according to Box Office Mojo. Considering it had an estimated budget of $15 million,, Paramount should be pleased with its success. Thor: The Dark World has moved in front of The Great Gatsby to take 13th place for domestic ticket sales this year. Box Office Mojo estimates Thor: The Dark World's production budget at $170 million.

 
 
 

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