Marvel Studios’ superhero adaptation Thor extended its reign at the North American box office through Paramount as the Norse god of thunder added an estimated $34.5m for $119.3m after the second weekend.
Bridesmaids opened solidly in second place through Universal. The raunchy female comedy stars Saturday Night Live alumni Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph.
Meanwhile Universal’s Fast Five in third place continued to prosper, adding $19.5m for $168.8m after three weekends. On $271.7m overseas and $440.5m worldwide, the film is now the biggest entry in the franchise domestically, internationally and globally.
Sony / Screen Gems’ supernatural tale Priest with Paul Bettany debuted in fourth place on $14.5m.
Insidious ranks 12th and has amassed $51.7m through FilmDistrict after seven and Everything Must Go opened through Roadside Attractions in 15th place on $825,000 and Sundance 2010 entry Hesher starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt debuted on $127,000 through Wrekin Hill.
Next weekend’s wide release is Buena Vista’s Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz.
Estimated Top 10 North America May 13-15, 2010
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1(1) Thor (Paramount/Marvel Studios) PPI $34.5m $119.3m
2 (-) Bridesmaids (Universal) UPI $24.4m -
3 (2) Fast Five (Universal) UPI $19.5m $168.8m
4 (-) Priest (Screen Gems) SPRI $14.5m -
5 (5) Rio (Fox) Fox Int’l $8m 124.9m
6 (3) Jumping The Broom (TriStar) SPRI $7.3m $25.9m
7 (4) Something Borrowed (Warner Bros) Summit Int’l $7m 25.6m
8 (6) Water For Elephants (Fox) Fox Int’l $4.1m $48.5m
9 (7) Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family (Lionsgate) Lionsgate $2.2m $50.2m
10 (8) Soul Surfer (TriStar/FilmDistrict) QED Int’l $1.8m $39.2m