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Bridesmaids overshadows Priest & Fast Five at Box Office

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Despite the release of two new films on large spectrum, the box office estimates the Bridesmaids movies as top 2 films so far, followed by Priest and Fast Five movies in the third and fourth position.

Opening in a tough second position was Paul Feig’s R-rated Universal comedy film “Bridesmaids,” starring roles Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, with an estimated $24.4 million in presently over 2,900 theaters, averaging over $8,300 per location.

Produced by Judd Apatow for a reported $32.5 million, the gross female targeted comedy opened movie with $7.8 million on this Friday and then saw a strike on Saturday to $10.7 million. With a cinema score of B+, it must be likely to have a strong run over this summer.

Universal’s other summer hit “Fast Five” starring roles Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster go down to third place. The film earnings are $19.5 million and $168.8 million in the domestic from the last three weekends.

The Justin Lin directed action film was also the number one worldwide for a third weekend in a box office. The earning more $77.5 million in 63 countries to get its total worldwide earns to $440.5 million. Universal had its second biggest opening in China, where it opened at number one with $8.5 million in 1,500 places, four times the opening of ‘Fast & Furious.’

The long delayed action thriller movie the “Priest” starring roles Paul Bettany, opened weakly domestically earnings with just $14.5 million in 2,864 theaters to take fourth place. The late release is in order to convert the movie into 3D and it opened weaker, than Scott Stewart’s debut band last January.

The Box Office top five movies and its earnings:

1. Thor – $34.5M
2. Bridesmaids – $24.4M
3. Fast Five – $19.5M
4. Priest – $14.5M
5. Rio – $8M

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