'Holiday' Nearly Beats 'Thor' As Race-themed Films Soar

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With Leonardo DiCaprio's The Wolf of Wall Street moving from this weekend to a Christmas Day release, box-office analysts expected a particularly easy win for Thor: The Dark World , in only its second weekend of release. Instead, the god of thunder nearly got a beatdown from The Best Man Holiday , the latest race-themed film to score a hit this year. With a boost from from teen moviegoers on Saturday, Thor squeaked out the win for the second straight weekend with $38.5 million, according to studio estimates from Rentrak.

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