Thor: The Dark World repeated at No. 1 this weekend with $38 million, falling 55% and grossing $147 million total. It will undoubtedly outgross the first Thor's $181 million very soon, and is already a huge success overseas, with $479 million worldwide. But in second place, in an unexpected surprise, The Best Man Holiday, the sequel to the film The Best Man, from 1999, came in with $30 million, which is a huge boost to that film, since the first movie made a total of $34 million when it was released. Audiences loved it, as it earned the very rare "A+" Cinemascore from the crowd, which was 75% female and 87% African-American.
In third was Last Vegas, which is holding up very well with an older crowd, pulling in $9 million for a total of $47 million so far, and Free Birds held up in fourth, with another $8 million as the only family film on the marketplace right now (that will change in a couple of weeks when Frozen comes out). Jackass finished fifth and sits with $90 million, set to become the most popular Jackass movie by the time it leaves theaters.
- Thor: The Dark World- $38.5 million
- The Best Man Holiday- $30.6 million
- Last Vegas- $8.9 million
- Free Birds- $8.3 million
- Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa- $7.7 million
In limited release, Dallas Buyers Club expanded again, and has earned a nice $3 million so far, which bodes well for its further expansion in the coming weeks, while Nebraska also did very well in its opening weekend, making a hefty $140,000 from just 4 screens. Next week it's going to be a pretty massive weekend when a little movie called The Hunger Games: Catching Fire comes out and looks to break some records (and it probably will). Until then.