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Thor Expected To Hammer Out $60-Million Opening Weekend

Marvel’s Thor, which has already grossed more than $108 million internationally, is expected to have a $60-million (or so) opening weekend in the United States, Variety reports. Well, Paramount Pictures says $55 million, but rival studios and pre-weekend tracking peg it higher.

The $60-million figure is about half that of Iron Man 2, which opened domestically this time last year to the tune of $128 million.

Thor, which kicks off its U.S. run today in 3,955 theaters — 2,737 are in 3D and 214 in Imax — faces furious competition from Fast Five, which enters its second weekend.

To further whet audience appetites, Marvel has released an 11th-hour clip from Thor showing the encounter between Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and The Destroyer. You can watch it below, or visit Apple to see it in HD.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Thor stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings Joshua Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Clark Gregg and Samuel L. Jackson.


  • Mattnotis

    That’s a damn shame. It deserves more than Fast Five. :-(

  • Anonymous

    Why so low? It seems interest is a lot higher than that. Oh well, I guess that just leaves more room for it to impress.

  • JMC

    WTF! Since when is 60 million for an opening weekend low?

    The writer comparing it to Iron Man 2 is absolutely stupid as it was a sequel, and thus gauranteed a larger audience. Thor is an unknown entity, unlike Fast 5, and should be commended for garnering such a weekend response.

    The film was excellent, and unlike Iron Man 2, will likely get fans seeing it at the theatres a second time (I am!)

  • JMC

    Yeah it does, but Fast 5 is a recognisable franchise and thus earning its audience from the previous 4 films, unlike Thor which is a new entity to the public.

    To this date I haven’t seen more than 5 mins of a Fast film, and likely never will…

  • Jacob

    I saw this during a matinee. The theater was packed. At noon. I will be very surprised if this is all it pulls in.

    Loved all of Coulson’s (Son of Coul, I lol’d) references to Iron Man. It’s a rare thing to find an inside joke in a blockbuster movie.

  • comicbookandmoviereviews

    Thor is a great comic book character, and deserves some respects in this movie – @comicsandmovies:twitter

    Love Comics? Love Movies?

  • RunnerX13

    Not a lot of money, especially when I paid over $16 to see this is worthless 3D.