Who played Thor? a.k.a. Chris Hemsworth bio profile

May 5, 2011 by  
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Many may not know it but before appearing as the gorgeous hunk Thor, Chris Hemsworth played James Kirk’s father in the 2009 movie Star Trek, the one that got blasted early on in the movie.

Early life

Hemsworth was born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The son of Leonie and Craig Hemsworth. He later moved to Phillip Island, south of Melbourne, with his family. His older brother Luke and younger brother Liam Hemsworth are also actors, and have had recurring roles as Nathan Tyson and Josh Taylor on Neighbours, respectively. Hemsworth attended Heathmont Secondary College in Melbourne.

Angels and Demons earns less than Da Vinci Code and Star Trek on opening day

May 18, 2009 by  
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“Angels & Demons” took the box office from “Star Trek” by earning $48 million in its first weekend of release.

The haul was far less than the earlier Dan Brown adaptation “The Da Vinci Code” — which earned $77.1 million when in opened in 2006 — but still enough to topple the popular “Star Trek,” according to studio estimates Sunday.

In its second weekend, Viacom unit Paramount Pictures’ “Star Trek” took in $43 million, a strong number after its $75.2 million opening last weekend, excluding its Thursday midnight screenings. The cumulative total for J.J. Abram’s reboot of the sci-fi franchise is $147.6 million.