- Associated Press - Monday, May 9, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) - “Thor” pummeled the competition in the first big weekend of the summer, opening at No. 1 at the box office with $65.7 million.

The final figure Monday is down slightly from the original studio estimate of $66 million over the weekend.

The Paramount 3-D action picture, based on the Marvel comic, stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as the arrogant god of thunder, who’s sent to Earth as punishment.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

“Thor,” Paramount, $65,723,338, 3955 locations, $16,618 average, $65,723,338, one week.

“Fast Five,” Universal, $32,445,320, 3662 locations, $8,860 average, $139,779,285, two weeks.

“Jumping the Broom,” Sony, $15,215,487, 2035 locations, $7,477 average, $15,215,487, one week.

“Something Borrowed,” Warner Bros., $13,945,368, 2904 locations, $4,802 average, $13,945,368, one week.

“Rio,” Fox, $8,504,001, 3258 locations, $2,610 average, $115,206,069, four weeks.

“Water for Elephants,” Fox, $6,069,603, 2614 locations, $2,322 average, $42,083,220, three weeks.

“Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family,” Lionsgate, $4,178,886, 1881 locations, $2,222 average, $47,085,218, three weeks.

“Soul Surfer,” Sony, $2,307,161, 1781 locations, $1,295 average, $36,886,282, five weeks.

9. “Prom,” Disney, $2,214,585, 2730 locations, $811, $7,590,030, two weeks.

10. “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil,” Weinstein Co., $2,042,603, 2505 locations, $815 average, $6,876,217, two weeks.

11. “Insidious,” Film District, $1,338,860, 1001 locations, $1,338 average, $50,319,115, six weeks.

12. “Source Code,” Summit, $1,244,774, 930 locations, $1,338 average, $50,944,922, six weeks.

13. “African Cats,” Disney, $1,066,163, 1035 locations, $1,030 average, $12,895,884, three weeks.

14. “Hanna,” Focus, $836,209, 748 locations, $1,118 average, $37,634,307, five weeks.

15. “There Be Dragons,” Samuel Goldwyn, $705,537, 259, $2,724 average, $705,537, one week.

16. “Scream 4,” Weinstein, Co. $701,100, 1333 locations, $526 average, $36,920,190, four weeks.

17. “The Conspirator,” Roadside Attractions, $616,656, 457 locations, $1,349 average, $9,791,309, four weeks.

18. “Win Win,” Fox Searchlight, $528,842, 268 locations, $1,973 average, $8,351,373, eight weeks.

19. “Hop,” Universal, $496,075, 902 locations, $550 average, $106,358,260, six weeks.

20. “Limitless,” Relativity Media, $486,658, 379 locations, $1,284 average, $77,006,417, eight weeks.





Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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