Weekend Box Office: May 6 – 8

#1 Thor from Paramount debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $65.7 million in 3955 theaters. Budget was $150 million.

#2 Fast Five from Universal drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $32.4 million (-62.4%) in 3662 theaters (+18). Total gross to date is $139.7 million. Budget was $125 million.

#3 Jumping the Broom from TriStar debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $15.2 million in 2035 theaters. Budget was $6.6 million.

#4 Something Borrowed from Warner Brothers debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $13.9 million in 2904 theaters. Budget was $35 million.

#5 Rio from Fox drops from #2 to #5 with a weekend gross of $8.5 million (-42.5%) in 3258 theaters (-450). Total gross to date is $115.2 million. Budget was $90 million.

#6 Water for Elephants from Fox drops from #4 to #6 with a weekend gross of $6.0 million (-35.0%) in 2614 theaters (-206). Total gross to date is $42.0 million. Budget was $38 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family drops from #3 to #7 with a weekend gross of $4.1 million (-57.6%) in 1881 theaters (–407). Total gross to date is $47.0 million. Budget is unknown.

#8 Soul Surfer drops from #7 to #8 with a weekend gross of $2.3 million (-31.5%) in 1781 theaters (-229). Total gross to date is $36.8 million. Budget was $18 million.

#9 Prom drops from #5 to #9 with a weekend gross of $2.2 million (-53.0%) in 2730 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $7.5 million. Budget was $8 million.

#10 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil drops from #6 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.0 million (-50.3%) in 2505 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $6.8 million. Budget was $30 million.

#11 Insidious drops from #8 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.3 million (-50.2%) in 1001 theaters (-583). Total gross to date is $50.3 million. Budget was $1.5 million.

#12 Source Code drops from #10 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.2 million (-50.4%) in 930 theaters (-715). Total gross to date is $50.9 million. Budget was $32 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $155.2 million (+7.1%).

New movies debuting in wide release this weekend include Priest and Bridesmaids.

A note on “Gross”: On average, studios will earn approximately 55 percent of the final gross.

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

10. May 2011 by Andrew
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