Thor, the Marvel Studios movie take on the mythical god and comic book superhero staring Chris Hemsworth,Â is expected to poundÂ the competition with its weekend box office take. Although Thor will probably not make it to the $86.2 million take from the debut of Fast Five last weekend, predictions are that it will bring home up to $70 million for Marvel Studios from the weekend box office.
Of course, ThorÂ does notÂ have a lot of strong competition over the weekend besides Fast Five, now in its second week. The only two relatively large releasesÂ are both wedding comedies — Something Borrowed and Jumping the Broom. Neither is really likely to appeal that much to that big guy demographic. They are probably THRILLED to have an excuse to see Thor instead of having their girlfriends drag them to one of those sappy chick-flicks.
So far, Thor reviews have been decent on the whole, which is actually pretty high praise for a superhero movie. Still, it’s not exactly rocket science and it does also star Natalie Portman, who is one of Hollywood’s most wanted woman these days. Black Swan to No Strings Attached to Â Thor, that girl certainly does pick the oddest movies…
Thor will undoubtably take the top spot at the weekend box office, followed by Fast Five at somewhere around $35 to $40 million. Something Borrowed and Jumping the Broom will battle it out, but we’re giving a slight edge to Something Borrowed. The G-Rated Rio will likely take the number five spot with its strong draw for the family with small kids crowd.