5 Facts About Chris Hemsworth, ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

 Chris Hemsworth Sexiest Man Alive

That’s right.  People Magazine has chosen Australian born Chris Hemsworth as their new Sexiest Man Alive.

“I’m most excited about the ‘alive’ portion of that statement,” Hemsworth, 31, said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday, where his People magazine cover was revealed.  ”The sexy is a bonus, and I’m flattered.”

Aside from his good looks, here are a few other things you probably didn’t know about the actor:

  • Born on a Thursday, the day of the week named after Thor.
  • He’s the middle child to brothers and actors Luke and Liam. 
  • In 2006, he competed in the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars.
  • He’s married to fellow actor Elsa Pataky (“Fast & Furious” films).
  • They have three children: one girl and twin boys.

 

‘Catching Fire’ and ‘Frozen’ Break Turkey Day Records

Jennifer Lawrence and the gang pulled in a whopping $110.1 million over the Thanksgiving weekend. This brings the domestic total for the ‘Hunger Games’ sequel to almost $300 million in the first 10 days! The movie set a new record for the highest grossing Thanksgiving weekend, leaving ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ in the dust.

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ took in $93 million over the course of the 5-day holiday weekend. This also surpassed the ‘Harry Potter’ record, despite the large gap behind ‘Catching Fire.’

‘Thor: The Dark World’ remained in third place with $15.5 million over the Thanksgiving stretch.

 

‘Thor’ Wins for the Second Weekend

Chris Hemsworth and the rest of the Marvel gang took the number one spot at the box office for the second consecutive weekend. ‘Thor: The Dark World’ took in $38.5 million. The sequel is expected to earn more than ‘Thor’ which made $181 million back in 2011.

‘The Best Man Holiday’ followed closely behing, collecting $30.5 million. The film stars Terrence Howarf and Taye Diggs.

‘Last Vegas’ took last place out of the Top 3, with just $8.9 million. Could this be the Last successful weekend for the film?

 

‘Thor: The Dark World’ Dominates the Box Office

‘Thor: The Dark World’ stood at the top of the box office this weekend, earning $86.1 million. The Chris Hemsworth film was no comparison against the competition.

‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa’ laughed its way into the second place slot, beating ‘Last Vegas’ with $11.3 million. This will be the second consecutive weekend that Johnny Knoxville and the gang are in the top-3 at the box.

‘Last Vegas’ followed closely behind ‘Jackass’ with $11.2 million, but ‘Free Birds’ took the third place spot with $11.1 million.

‘Avengers 2′ Due Date?

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Rumors are starting to surface that Avengers 2 might hit theaters May 1, 2015. The highly-anticipated sequel will be directed by the original film’s director, Joss Whedon.

The film’s scheduled release date is due in part to the original cast’s availability. The actors must finish filming their other Marvel projects first. Robert Downey Jr. is set to work on Iron Man 3, while Chris Evans has been booked for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Chris Hemsworth will also be starring in Thor: The Dark World.

Avengers fans can sit back and relax to see if the third top-grossing film can pull it off at the box office again.

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“Avengers” Breaks Opening Weekend Record

“Avengers” did a number at the box office this weekend, shattering the domestic revenue record with a remarkable $200.3 million.

This topped the previous record of $169.2 million set by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” making it the biggest opening weekend debut of all time.

The opening weekend record-breaker pushed the films’ worldwide revenue to $641.8 million, more than the other Marvel hits took home during their entire time in theaters.

Directed by Joss Whedon, “The Avengers” cast includes: Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

The success of “The Avengers” was critical to Marvel’s parent company, Disney, who recently suffered from the failed release of “John Carter” a few weeks ago. Disney and Marvel spent $220 million making “The Avengers.” This budget surpassed the $170 million it took to produce Marvel’s 2010 project, “Iron Man 2.” The star-studded cast of “The Avengers” was largely responsible for the increase in cost.

Here’s how the rest of the films at the box office performed domestically this weekend:

“The Avengers” (Disney):  $200.3 million

“Think Like a Man” (Sony): $8 million

“The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate): $5.7 million

“The Lucky One” (Warner Bros./Village Roadshow): $5.5 million

“The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Sony): $5.4 million

The Avengers, After They Save The World

So what do you think The Avengers do when they’re not preventing Thor’s brother Loki from destroying Earth?

Perhaps planning the planet’s defense at S.H.I.E.L.D Headquarters?

Fat chance.

They’re eating shawarma, of course… Hey, Avengers gotta eat too!