Thor Stays Strong, The Best Man Holiday Surprises – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

The weekend turned out to be much closer than originally predicted, but at the end of the day, the Mighty Thor managed to hold onto the top spot for a second weekend in a row. Here’s what went down:

Thor the Dark World posterThor: The Dark World managed a strong second weekend, grossing $38.4 million to bring its two week total to $146 million. The film is currently performing significantly stronger than the original, and is on track to hit the $200 million mark. On a side note, the Queen and I caught it this weekend, and I’m of the mind that Thor: The Dark World  is my second favourite Marvel Studios film, after the Avengers.

Find out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump!
Debuting in second place with a fantastic $30.5 million is The Best Man Holiday, the sequel to the 1999 original. BBP reader Kamili took me to task for not being familiar with the original, but it’s clear that a lot of filmgoers are. The Best Man Holiday has already made back its $17 million budget, so anything else is now just gravy.

As for the rest of the top five,  Last Vegas hit third place with $8.8 million, Free Birds hits fourth place with $8.3 million, while Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa closed things out in fifth with $7.6 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Thor: The Dark World – $42 million
2) The Best Man Holiday – $18 million
3) Last Vegas – $8 million
4) Free Birds – $7.5 million
5) Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – $7.2 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Thor: The Dark World – $38.4 million
2) The Best Man Holiday – $30.5 million
3) Last Vegas – $8.8 million
4) Free Birds – $8.3 million
5) Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – $7.6 million

Next week sees the release of Catching Fire, the sequel to the Hunger Games. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions.

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