With Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World opening in the US to an estimated $US86.1 million according to studio estimates, the character has put the hammer down and smashed through the competition. This figure exceeds the original Thor‘s opening take by 31%, buoyed by the legions of fans who have flocked to the franchise with The Avengers. This brings the global total to $US327 million, and it is well on its way to being one of the biggest hits of the year.
According to Super Hero Hype, it took another $94 million in its second weekend overseas, only dropping 14% from the first week of business. This is an incredibly strong result comes off the back of mostly positive reviews (including our own glowing one and accompanying podcast) and word of mouth, and of course the unstoppable box office machine that spawned The Avengers and Iron Man 3 before it.
Thor: The Dark World already opened strong internationally, and this good buzz has continued. When it opened in Australia on 31 October, it took $AU7.2 million ($US6.8 million), with a corresponding global total of $US109.4 million that week. (This weekend’s Australian figures were not available at the time of writing).
Disney will heavily cross-promote the film with an upcoming television episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., in which the cast will serve as the clean-up crew for the events at the end of the feature.
Thor: The Dark World is open in cinemas and IMAX across the world…now.