‘Thor: The Dark World’ Scores $31.6M Friday, on Pace for $85M Box-Office Weekend

“Thor: The Dark World” powered to an estimated $31.6 million in its U.S box-office debut Friday, and the Marvel superhero sequel is on track for an opening weekend in the $85 million range.

Disney was counting on a boost from “The Avengers” and got it. The original “Thor” opened to $65 million in 2011 – a year before the blockbuster Marvel superhero mash-up — and went on to make $450 million worldwide. It’s clear “The Dark World” will blow past that now; it brought in another $21.4 million from overseas Friday and has taken in more than $174 million overseas already.  Read More...



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