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Poll: You Pick the Box Office Winner (5/6-5/8)

Even though the summer movie season kicks off this weekend with Thor hitting theaters everywhere, last week's champ Fast Five raced out of the gates early to a record-setting $86.1 million opening weekend, the highest April debut ever. While the Vin Diesel action movie should still pull in big numbers in its second week, a Marvel superhero and a pair of romantic comedies will also take aim for top honors. Let's see who we've got…

What's The Scoop: Chris Hemsworth stars as the hammer-weilding Marvel superhero from Asgard who gets cast out by Anthony Hopkin's Odin and sent to live amongst humans like Kat Dennings and Natalie Portman. Fair trade?
Why It Might Win The Weekend: Positive buzz and overall great critical reviews have this movie poised to rake in $60-$75 million this weekend. It's grossed $3.3 million on midnight screenings alone, and has already taken the international box office by storm.
What's The Scoop: Paula Patton and Angela Bassett star in a Prince and the Pauper-esque romantic comedy that also co-stars Loretta Devine and Mike Epps.
Why It Might Win The Weekend: A mix of the Tyler Perry crowd - plus those who aren't interested in seeing Thor or Fast Five - could propel this movie to big numbers this weekend.
What's The Scoop: Ginnifer Goodwin falls for her best friend's fiancé in another romantic comedy, co-starring Kate Hudson and John Krasinski.
Why It Might Win The Weekend: Spring is the season of love, and Kate Hudson has definitely made her niche in the rom com genre. Fans may be interested in seeing what kind of hijinx she gets into this time.
My Prediction: As Tom Hiddleston's Loki is bound to find out, it's really hard to bet against the Norse God. Look for Thor to smash its way to the top of the box office charts with a $70 million opening weekend.
My Pick of the Week: Going to mirror my prediction and go with Thor. For the indie movie fans, though, two movies opening in limited release that are getting overall positive reviews include the Mel Gibson-starring/Jodie Foster-directed The Beaver and Rutger Hauer in the aptly titled, Hobo With A Shotgun.
Now it's your turn to pick this week's box office winner. Sound off below with your thoughts and comments.
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