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'Thor: The Dark World' bashes box office with $86M

'Thor: The Dark World' bashes box office with $86M
This publicity photo released by Walt Disney Studios and Marvel shows Chris Hemsworth in a scene from "Thor: The Dark World." The movie releases in the US on Friday, Nov. 8. 2013. (AP Photo/Walt Disney Studios/Marvel, Jay Maidment)
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Superheroes continue to defeat their foes at the box office.

Disney's "Thor: The Dark World," earning $86.1 million, dominated the weekend box office as it opened domestically at No. 1, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, the Marvel superhero sequel earned $109.4 million when it opened internationally last weekend and brought in $180.1 million globally. Overall, it has grossed $327 million worldwide.

In limited theaters Thursday evening, "Thor: The Dark World" brought in $7.1 million overnight.

Surpassing the ticket sales of "Thor," which scored $65.7 million when it opened in May of 2011, "Thor: The Dark World" marks a record for a Disney November opening, topping the $70.5 million "The Incredibles" earned in 2004.

Paramount hidden-camera comedy "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" held the second-place slot at the box office for the second weekend in a row, earning $11.3 million during its third weekend, with a domestic total reaching more than $78 million.

Relativity Media's 3-D animated kiddie flick "Free Birds," soared into third place with $11.1 million in its second weekend.

CBS Films' "Last Vegas," featuring an all-star cast including Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline, took fourth place in its second weekend.

Last weekend's box office champ, the sci-fi "Ender's Game," starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield and Viola Davis, dropped to fifth place in its second weekend.

Expanding to 1,144 theaters in its fourth week, possible Oscar contender "12 Years a Slave" brought in an impressive $6.6 million over the weekend at No. 7.


Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "Thor: The Dark World," $86.1 million.

2. "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa," $11.3 million.

3. "Free Birds," $11.1 million.

4. "Last Vegas," $11.1 million.

5. "Ender's Game," $10.2 million.

6. "Gravity," $8.4 million.

7. "12 Years a Slave," $6.6 million.

8. "Captain Phillips," $5.8 million.

9. "About Time," $5.1 million.

10. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," $2.8 million.
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