As most box office watchers expected, Thor: The Dark World stayed on top of the US box office, taking another $38.4 million for a gross so far of $147 million. The 55% drop from the last weekend is about in line with other big movies, and should ensure it ends up with a North American total somewhere around $250 million.
However the real surprise was the movie in second place, The Best Man Holiday, a follow up to the 1999 movie The Best Man, which took just over $30 million. By now the success of films aimed at African-American audiences shouldn’t be a surprise anymore, but every time it happens even veteran watchers treat it like some bizarre anomaly, mainly because the film hasn’t been marketed to them and so they don’t know much about it.
Best Man Holiday was the only new movie in the top 10, as it was a quiet weekend before things gear up this Friday in the run up to Thanksgiving with the likes of Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of November 15th-17th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||Thor: The Dark World||$38.4||$146.9|
|2||The Best Man Holiday||$30.5||$30.5|
|5||Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa||$7.6||$90.2|
|8||12 Years A Slave||$4.7||$24.9|