The god of thunder remained a superhero at the box office during its second weekend in the U.S. The Marvel Entertainment movie took in $34.5 million for a 10-day total of $119.3 million. The film is tracking above past Marvel movies like Iron Man 2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and The Incredible Hulk. The 3D movie should top $200 million in the U.S. when all is said and done. That’s good news for Sega, which has games based on the film out in stores now. Jaime Alexander, who stars in the new movie, talks about 3D and video games in this exclusive video interview.
Thor was able to kill the undead competition at the box office. Screen Gems’ 3D Priest movie, based on the comic book, came in fourth with $14.5 million at the box office. The Paul Bettany film takes place in a post apocalyptic world overrun by vampires.
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson remained a lethal duo with Fast Five, which took in $19.5 million over its third weekend. The film has already raced past $168.7 million domestically and should top $200 million, paving the way for a sixth film.
Twentieth Century Fox’ CGI movie Rio became the top animated movie of this year. The film took in $8 million for a $125 cumulative domestic take. That’s good news for THQ, which has the Rio video games out.
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John Gaudiosi has been covering videogames for the past 20 years for outlets like The Washington Post, CNET, Wired Magazine and CBS.com. He has focused on the convergence of entertainment and videogames for outlets like Video Business, Home Media Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Gamerlive.TV and is also a freelance game columnist for Reuters and writes for outlets like Forbes.com, NVISION, Official PlayStation Magazine, EGM Now, Geek Monthly, PrimaGames.com, and Yahoo! Games. John also serves as the video game expert for NBC in Washington D.C. and has produced videogame documentaries for The History Channel and Starz Entertainment. John was named one of the Top 50 Game Journalists in the world by Next-Gen.biz in 2007. He is the co-author of Scholastic Books' How to Get into Videogames, Prima Publishing's Madden: Twenty Years of Videogame Football and Electronic Arts: The Official History.