'Thor' nails top box office spot

May 16, 2011 - 7:28 PM

"Thor" stole the thunder from "Bridesmaids" by securing the No. 1 spot at the box office with $34.7 million.

The final figure Monday for Paramount's 3-D superhero film starring Chris Hemsworth as Marvel's god of thunder is slightly up from the original studio estimate of $34.5 million over the weekend. Universal's "Bridesmaids," which features Kristen Wiig as a down-on-her-luck maid of honor, was also above Sunday's $24.4 million estimate to $26.2 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Thor," Paramount, $34,703,035, 3,963 locations, $8,757 average, $119,455,352, two weeks.

2. "Bridesmaids," Universal, $26,247,410, 2,918 locations, $8,995 average, $26,247,410, one week.

3. "Fast Five," Universal, $20,444,270, 3,793 locations, $5,390 average, $169,690,470, three weeks.

4. "Priest," Sony, $14,953,664, 2,864 locations, $5,221 average, $14,953,664, one week.

5. "Rio," Fox, $8,275,058, 2,929 locations, $2,825 average, $125,243,198, five weeks.

6. "Jumping the Broom," Sony, $7,066,190, 2,035 locations, $3,472 average, $25,760,004, two weeks.

7. "Something Borrowed," Warner Bros., $6,872,221, 2,904 locations, $2,366 average, $25,518,733, two weeks.

8. "Water For Elephants," Fox, $4,203,095, 2,425 locations, $1,733 average, $48,578,875, four weeks.

9. "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family," Lionsgate, $2,214,033, 1,449 locations, $1,528 average, $50,232,182, four weeks.

10. "Soul Surfer," Sony, $1,826,788, 1,468 locations, $1,244 average, $39,232,956, six weeks.

11. "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil," Weinstein Co., $1,151,268, 1,276 locations, $902 average, $8,562,861, three weeks.

12. "Insidious," Film District, $958,323, 762 locations, $1,258 average, $51,474,312, seven weeks.

13. "Prom," Disney, $939,043, 1,201 locations, $782 average, $8,971,930, three weeks.

14. "Source Code," Summit, $837,279, 626 locations, $1,338 average, $52,233,801, seven weeks.

15. "Everything Must Go," Roadside Attractions, $791,677, 218 locations, $3,632 average, $791,677, one week.

16. "African Cats," Disney, $667,187, 631 locations, $1,057 average, $14,039,566, four weeks.

17. "Hanna," Focus, $597,485, 425 locations, $1,406 average, $38,604,260, six weeks.

18. "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," IFC, $471,933, 82 locations, $5,755 average, $1,315,636, three weeks.

19. "The Conspirator," Roadside Attractions, $464,168, 370 locations, $1,255 average, $10,492,274, five weeks.

20. "Win Win," Fox Searchlight, $405,290, 248 locations, $1,634 average, $8,934,332, nine weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.