Comic Movies Rule the Weekend. Thor Remains on Top.
It was a good weekend for comic book movies as Thor remained at the top spot in the box office, something I wasn’t expecting. The movie earned $34.5 million for the weekend, only dropping 47.5%, which is similar to what Iron Man experienced. I actually expected Bridesmaids to be number one, but it debuted with a better than expected $24.4 million. Thor has now earned $119.3 million, but will likely lost it’s top spot next weekend when the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie debuts.
Priest also debuted this weekend and took forth place for $14.5 million. It’s been playing overseas for two weeks where it’s earned $25.6 million. The movie’s audience was 57% male and 57% over 25 and hasn’t received the best ratings on sites like Rottentomatoes.
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, which is another movie based on comic books, is now playing in just 34 theaters where it averaged a joke $226 per venue.