There was no doubt that Thor: The Dark World would top the US box office this weekend, with the only question being how big its opening would be. The first film took $65 million in its opening three days, but The Dark World got an Avengers boost, taking $86 million on its debut.
It’s a great start for the film, especially as there were still some naysayers who wondered whether the character could live on and be a success outside the Avengers franchise. Thor has now proved he can.
The Dark World was the only new opener in the top 10, although Richard Curtis’s About Time made it’s first appearance on the list, moving from 13th to 9th place with $5.1 million, thanks to addition of an extra 1,000 screens.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of November 8th-10th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||Thor: The Dark World||$86.1||$86.1|
|2||Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa||$11.3||$78.7|
|7||12 Years A Slave||$6.6||$17.3|
|10||Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2||$2.8||$109.9|