'Thor 2: The Dark World' On Course for $450 Million Box Office, Sorry WHAT?
'Thor 2: The Dark World' will continue its dominance over the box-office this weekend, but not for much longer.
Despite the release of Malcolm D. Lee's well-reviewed sequel The Best Man Holiday, Marvel's Thor 2: The Dark World will remain at No.1 on the box-office in its second weekend with a predicted gross of $40 million.
Chris Hemsworth in 'Thor 2: The Dark World'
The 3-D movie should take its overall gross to an incredible $450 million, which already eclipses the $450 million entire gross for the first Thor movie. It's another success story for Marvel, who will almost certainly green-light a third movie.
Universal's Best Man Holiday stars Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terence Howard, Nia Long and Melissa De Sousa who all reprise their roles from the first movie Eggs, which opened to $9 million in 1999.
As the Hollywood Reporter notes, the movie should primarily play to African-Americans - in a similar fashion to the Tyler Perry pictures. Universal believes it will open to around $17 million, which, given it only cost $17 million to make, will be a solid start to proceedings.
This weekend should have seen the release of Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, though Paramount pushed it to Christmas Day in order for the legendary director to trim the running time.
In the independent market, Alexander Payne's Oscar-tipped Nebraska, starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte will play following critically acclaimed showings in New York and Los Angeles and Shia LaBeouf's Charlie Countryman is screening in selected theaters.
Thor 2 may as well make the most of another comfortable week at the top of the box-office as it will be thoroughly deposed following the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire next weekend. The sequel will turn into a blockbuster in hours, rather than days or weeks and could open to around $170 million.
The first Hunger Games movie opened to $152.5 million in March 2012.
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