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‘Thor’ remains in first place despite competition from ‘Best Man Holiday’

It was quite a weekend for Malcolm D. Lee’s comedy sequelThe Best Man Holiday (Universal), which reunited the entire cast of the original 1999 hit to have an impressive weekend showing of an estimated $30.5 million in just 2,024 theaters, averaging over $15,000 per venue. That was roughly 87% of the total gross of the original movie, proving that it had found most of its audience on DVD and cable. That movie’s success was already quite impressive for its time since Lee hired the likes of Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau fairly early in their careers… and then convinced them all to return 14 years later for the sequel.

‘Thor: The Dark World’ takes $31.6m on Friday

Marvel Studios’ anticipated sequel Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Christopher Eccleston, opened on Thursday night in 3,841 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters across North America, and after grossing $7.1 million in preview and midnight screenings, it has reportedly brought in $31.6 million on its opening day (including those previews).