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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Summer season begins as 'Thor' throws the hammer down

"Thor" kicked off the summer movie season with an incredibly $66 million debut weekend -- doubling the second-place earner. The weekend's other new releases performed pathetically compared to "Thor," but I suppose that's how a summer blockbuster is supposed to do during opening weekend.

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Final figures will be released Monday.
1. “Thor,” $66 million. (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros)
2. “Fast Five,” $32.5 million. (Review by Mark Meszoros)
3. “Jumping the Broom,” $13.7 million. (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire)
4. “Something Borrowed,” $13.2 million. (Review by Lemire)
5. “Rio,” $8.2 million. (Review by Lemire)
6. “Water for Elephants,” $5.6 million. (Review by The AP's David Germain)
7. “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family,” $3.9 million.
8. “Prom,” $2.4 million. (Review by Lemire)
9. “Soul Surfer,” $2.1 million. (Review by Lemire; "Real 'Soul Surfer' adjusting to having movie made about her" by The AP's Sandy Cohen)
10. “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil,” $1.9 million. (Review by The AP's Jake Coyle)

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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