Earlier this week, box office experts were predicting that Thor: The Dark World would easily win its second weekend at the box office with around a $35 million take in the U.S. With Friday numbers starting to surface, Thor: The Dark World is still on track to do exactly what the experts have been projecting.
Deadline has Thor: The Dark World's Friday box office at $10.5 million and second weekend box office at $34.9 million. However, the big surprise is that while Thor: The Dark World is doing exactly as expected, Best Man Holiday is doing way better than expected. Deadline is now forecasting a $12.5 million Friday and a $34 million weekend for Best Man Holiday.
Thor: The Dark World is still expected to win the weekend as the film will likely draw a larger weekend family audience than the R-Rated Best Man Holiday. However, things look to be so close, so it's always possible that Best Man Holiday pulls off an upset. If Thor: The Dark World does take this weekend, its reign will definitely end next weekend, as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is expected to dominate the box office in its first weekend of release.