The first of the summer superhero blockbusters, Thor had a leg-up by opening several weeks ago in other territories, allowing the film to rack up a cool $176 million foreign already. This weekend they’ve added $66 million to that domestic, giving them a global cum of $242 million. Even a God won’t sneeze at a number like that.
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Okay, we’re getting excited about this now. We especially dig Reynolds’ first reading of the oath. He (cue emotional vocal tremble) had us at “brightest day”.
Two high adrenalin slabs of superhero goodness. Sit back, crank up the audio on the computer, and enjoy!
See it all after the jump!
Bleeding Cool reports that Kenneth Branagh’s film of the Marvel Comics Thor has had its release date moved from May 20, 2011 to May 6, 2011. This, the site claims, is to due to the removal of Spiderman 4 from the release schedule. Raimi and Sony apparently can’t agree on various aspects of the sequel.
Site maven Rich Johnson also has this interesting tidbit to report:
I was talking to some studio types after seeing a screening of Kick-Ass last night, and Kenneh Branagh’s Thor seems to bemuse them. Though, to be fair, so did Iron Man before that was released. “Did you see Kenneth’s Frankenstein” was one comment. “Is this going to be Peter’s Vikings” was another. “I’d be more interested if Brian Blessed was in it” was yet another.
Also probably the same studio types who dismissed big openings for New Moon and Avatar. Personally, we think you scoff at the Mighty Thor at your peril!
According to E! Online, Natalie Portman has an interesting reason for taking on a role in the Thor:
I just thought it sounded like a really weird idea I just thought it sounded like a really weird idea ’cause Kenneth Branagh‘s directing it … And Ken Branagh doing Thor is super weird. I’ve got to do it.
Branagh is an odd chocie, but not so much when you remember the tone and battle scenes in his Henry V. We do think it’s weird that Portman is already calling Branagh “Ken”. He just doesn’t seem like a “Ken” to us.