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“Ender’s Game” snuck in at first place at the North American box office with $28 million after three days of domestic releases. $28 million is not a bad start in many books, however considering that the movie cost $110 million to make some might say they have their work cut out over the next couple of weeks. Not making things easier for the movie based on Orson Scott Card’s best-selling book of the same name, “Thor: The Dark World” will open next weekend Stateside and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is set to follow two weeks later.

Ender's Game is based on the 1985, military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game is based on the 1985, military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card

Check out the first clip for “Ender’s Game”

“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” slides to the second place with an estimated $20 million and “Last Vegas” opens at No. 3 with an estimated $16.5M.

The “Thor” sequel is kicking up a storm overseas with $109.4 million from 37 countries across the globe, which represents 70 percent of the international marketplace. Watch out “Ender’s Game”, the god of thunder is coming!

Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  1. “Ender’s Game” – $28 million
  2. “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” – $20.5 million
  3. “Last Vegas” – $16.5 million
  4. “Free Birds” – $16.2 million
  5. “Gravity” – $13.1 million
  6. “Captain Phillips” – $8.5 million
  7. “12 Years a Slave” – $4.6 million
  8. “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” – $4.2 million
  9. “Carrie” – $3.4 million
  10. “The Counselor” – $3.2 million