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Weekend Box Office - May 16, 2011

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Chris Hemsworth at 2010 Comic-Con International

Chris Hemsworth at Comic-con (Photo by Ronald Woan Image via Wikipedia)

No matter how much Bridesmaids tried, there was just no way to take the box office crown from Thor just yet.  The latest installment in the super hero genre, starring Chris Hemsworth, added $37.4 million to its earnings, bring it to to $119.5 million to date.  With a budget of $150M though, it still has a way to go.

Bridesmaids, a film produced and written by its start Kristen Wiig along with Judd Apatow was able to tap into a large comedy audience and came through with an impressive $26.2M opening.  The film's R rating doesn't seem to be hindering its success any.  It is full of raunchy comedy, hilarious gags, and a great chemistry between stars and Saturday Night Live alums Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph

Fast Five is still doing well, pulling in $20M this weekend, bringing its 17-day total to nearly $170M. 

Priest, a film about a legendary warrior fighting vampires to rescue his niece, also opened this weekend.  It didn't fair quite as well as Bridesmaids, pulling just $15M and around $5,221 per screen.  It's unlikely that it will make it anywhere near the $60 budget for the film.

Rounding out the top 10:
Rio: $8.3M, bringing it to $125M total
Jumping the Broom: $7.1M, bringing it to $25.7M total
Something Borrowed: $6.9M, bringing it to $25.5M total
Water for Elephants: $4.2M, bringing it to $48.9M total
Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family: $2.2M, bringing it to $50.2M total
Soul Surfer: $1.8M, bringing it to $39.2M total

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides opens next weekend, so Thor shouldn't have much longer in that top spot.