BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will ‘Thor’ Bring the Thunder This Weekend?

Or will ‘Jump the Broom’ and ‘Something Borrowed’ combine its romantic comedy powers to form an evil box office foe?
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PREDICTED WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

1
$81 millionThor
94%
Users
340 reviews
77%
Tomatoes
264 reviews
2
$30.5 millionFast Five
95%
Users
256 reviews
78%
Tomatoes
190 reviews
3
$10.2 millionJumping the Broom
58%
Users
14 reviews
56%
Tomatoes
80 reviews
4
$9.4 millionSomething Borrowed
42%
Users
31 reviews
15%
Tomatoes
113 reviews
5
$8 millionRio
93%
Users
83 reviews
72%
Tomatoes
144 reviews
6
$5.7 millionWater for Elephants
82%
Users
48 reviews
60%
Tomatoes
189 reviews
7
$4.9 millionMadea's Big Happy Family
73%
Users
36 reviews
38%
Tomatoes
40 reviews
8
2.9 millionProm
18%
Users
29 reviews
36%
Tomatoes
86 reviews

Looks like the weekend is Thor's to lose. The Nordic god seems to be tracking for a $60-$70 million opening. It could have perhaps done a bit better if the Universal mega-hit Fast Five wasn't presenting stiff competition at the box office for the fan boy crowd. So far reviews seem pretty positive for this action adventure.

Fast Five should rake in somewhere between $38-40 million.

Ladies and gents who love wedding movies (and who among us doesn't?) have two new releases to check out this weekend. The first is the rom-com Something Borrowed starring blond and bumptious Kate Hudson alongside brunette (and therefore EVIL!) Ginnifer Goodwin. Seems like another in a long line of forgettable Kate Hudson chick flicks.

The other wedding on the weekend docket is Jumping the Broom with Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine as members of warring families who must come together in what is being billed as a "hilarious comedy." We'll see about that.

Something Borrowed is looking to bring in about $12 million while Jumping the Broom is looking to make somewhere closer to $10 million.

Jodie Foster's new Mel Gibson movie The Beaver opens in the Top 10 markets in about 22 theaters. It will be interesting to see how this does. Reviews have been middling to positive and I suppose those curious to see Gibson's less-than-triumphant return to the screen will turn out. But I have a hard time imagining this movie about a beaver puppet starring an abusive anti-semite will have legs at the box office. Too bad for Jodie because she's pretty great all around. Better luck next time!

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