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“Thor” movie opens with $66 million at the box office

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 2:44 pm •  Published: May 9, 2011
Photo credit: Mark Fellman / Marvel Studios
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in THOR, from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment. 

© 2011 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2011 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.
Photo credit: Mark Fellman / Marvel Studios
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in THOR, from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment. 

© 2011 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2011 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

According to Box Office Mojo, the Marvel Studios/Paramount Pictures film “Thor” opened with $66 million in box office earnings over the weekend.

That’s behind last weekend’s “Fast Five,” which made $85.2 million, falling to $32.5 million this weekend.

Box Office Mojo report’s “Thor’s” $66 million is the third highest first-weekend gross yet for the beginning of a Marvel movie franchise, behind “Spider-Man” and “Iron Man,” but as far as estimated attendance, it would rank behind “Hulk” “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” as well. About 60 percent of “Thor’s” box office came from 3-D screenings of the film.

“Thor” stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Tom Hiddleston as Loki.  It was directed by Kenneth Branagh.

- Matt Price

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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