Weekend Box Office: Thor: The Dark World Thunders In At Number One
Thor thundered back into theaters this weekend riding high on the big buzz that Marvel has generated for its Avengers franchises over the last year and a half. Banking a $86.1 million first place opening, Thor 2 handily exceeded the $65 million debut of the first Thor film back in 2011. When added to the substantial sum the movie has made world-wide, its total international sales exceed $320 million.
Meanwhile last weekend's top earner Ender's Game took a hard hit, dropping more than 60% and slipping to fifth place. With less than $45 million in domestic ticket sales and only a fraction of that from around the world, the sci-fi flick is hard pressed against its $110 million budget.
Romantic time-travel comedy About Time expanded to 1,200 venues and banked $5.8 million to sneak into the top ten at ninth place. 12 Years A Slave continues to expands its release and its sales, adding $6.6 million to its $17 million total.
Space thriller Gravity has also continued to hold on strong, and this week passed an interesting final frontier related marker. With $231 million in domestic sales it cruised past Star Trek Into Darkness' grand total of $228 million and is on its way to becoming one of the top five grossing movies of the year to date.
For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:
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