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Weekend B.O. Nov. 8-10 (‘Thor’ Does What He’s Supposed To Do)

Weekend B.O. Nov. 8-10 (‘Thor’ Does What He’s Supposed To Do)

Making big money that is.

Even though the reviews for Thor: The Dark World have
been less than stellar, with “boring” and “tedious” being operative words,
the film, which lacks the wit and charm of the first Thor movie, still did what
was expected of it.

Box office analysts days before the film’s release were
predicting that the film would haul between $80-$90 million, and that’s exactly what it did, earning some $86

And that $86 million was part of the over $180 million take the film made this
weekend worldwide, with a global total to date of $327 million, meaning that even at this stage, Dark World, no doubt, will far
surpass the first Thor film in total worldwide box office.

Last week’s No. 1 film Enders Game dropped big as expected, but Last Vegas actually held on very solidly indicating good word of
mouth and has the potential to be a fall season sleeper hit.

As for 12 Years A
, the film opened up in more theaters this weekend, playing at over
1,100 screens, and came in 7th place with over $17 million to date.

1) Thor: The Dark World BV $86,109,000 
2) Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Par. $11,300,000 Total: $78,747,000 
3) Free Birds Rela. $11,180,000 Total: $30,196,000 
4) Last Vegas CBS $11,100,000 Total: $33,531,000 
5) Ender’s Game LG/S $10,250,000  Total: $44,001,000 
6) Gravity WB $8,405,000 Total: $231,119,000 
7) 12 Years a Slave FoxS $6,600,000 Total: $17,346,000 
8) Captain Phillips Sony $5,800,000  Total: $90,982,000 
9) About Time Uni. $5,172,000 Total:  $6,690,000 
10) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Sony $2,800,000 Total:  $109,976,000 
11) Carrie SGem $1,275,000 Total: $34,041,000 
12) All Is Lost RAtt. $1,203,000 Total: $2,871,000  

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Wow, looking at the numbers for "Gravity"…over $200 million….the movie has truly defied the odds of what "the industry" thinks. Apparently there is a market for a thought provoking adult drama free of sex and violence. "The industry" tends to be wrong often, just as they think that there is no market for films for directors such as Ava Duvernay.


Pimping ain't easy and apparently neither is making movies. But who's the knuckleheads behind the decision to slow roll "12 Years a Slave"? I mean, it feels like the film has been in theaters for over a year but it has not surpassed the 20 million mark. And then, on it's largest roll out day, it decides to go up against a bunch of popular white guys and a Jackass.
Come on now, everybody knows the black slave Solomon Northrup (I don't care how interesting the story) is no match for Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, a jackass and Thor.

But hey, there could be a silver lining in this financial setback. Maybe the powers that be will think twice before betting on slaves. You know, isn't there a movie in the works titled The Black Slave in The White House. I think it's based on a book about a nice white president and his negros. Anyway, as I said, some people listen when E. F. Hutton talks and I am sure he will tell the money folks to not make their move too soon on the new "Roots" and the boys. Or, if black folks have to be on the screen, it might be wise to put them in a mask that hides half of their face (insert Idris Elba's above picture). I mean, don't get mad at me, i'm just sayin', betting on slaves might be a thing of the past?


Surprised the critics liked the first one so much. A lot of it was Thor wandering around a set town in New Mexico. Preferred this one, though without Loki this Franchise would fall apart. Marvel needs to get on that Loki movie.

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