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“Thor: The Dark World” proves that the god of thunder has what it takes to storm the US box office. The Marvel movie has taken the top spot at the box office with a thunderous $85.7 million. The film starring Australian heart-throb Chris Hemsworth and the beautiful Natalie Portman hit the lights out with the fourth biggest debut weekend of the year. The top three films taking the honors of the biggest openers this year are “Iron Man 3” ($174 million), “Man of Steel” ($116.6 million) and “Fast and Furious 6” ($97.4 million).

Natalie Portman with co-star Chris Hemsworth

Natalie Portman with co-star Chris Hemsworth

Adding the $240.9 million earned abroad, plus the huge opening in the US, pushes the superhero film’s worldwide gross to an enormous $327 million. The first “Thor” debuted to $65.7 million in North America and grossed $449.3 million globally. Last week’s No. 1 “Ender’s Game” starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford falls down to fifth place, earning an additional $10.2 million. The film cost a whopping $110 million to make and could only rake in a domestic total of $44 million after two weekends.

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

  1. “Thor: The Dark World” – $85.7 million
  2. “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” – $11.3 million
  3. “Free Birds” – $11.11 million
  4. “Last Vegas” – $11.10 million
  5. “Ender’s Game” – $10.2 million
  6. “Gravity” – $8.5 million
  7. “12 Years a Slave” – $6.7 million
  8. “Captain Phillips” – $5.7 million
  9. “About Time” – $4.8 million
  10. “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” – $2.8 million