‘Thor’ sequel box office heavy-hitter with $85.7M

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Chris Hemsworth, left, and Anthony Hopkins in a scene from "Thor: The Dark World." (AP/Walt Disney Studios/Marvel, Jay Maidment)

Chris Hemsworth, left, and Anthony Hopkins in a scene from “Thor: The Dark World.” (AP/Walt Disney Studios/Marvel, Jay Maidment)

“Thor: The Dark World” stormed into first place as the weekend box office hero.

Disney’s superhero sequel, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, earned $85.7 million when it opened domestically, knocking last weekend’s victor, Lionsgate’s “Ender’s Game,” down to No. 5, according to totals released Monday.

Paramount candid-camera hit “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” clutched the No. 2 spot for the second weekend in a row with $11.3 million, bringing the Johnny Knoxville comedy’s domestic total to $78.8 million during its third weekend.

Relativity Media’s animated “Free Birds,” with characters voiced by Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler, flew to No. 3, up from last week’s No. 4 slot, with $11.1 million, while CBS Films’ “Last Vegas,” dropped to No. 4 with $11 million.

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The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak, are:

1. “Thor: The Dark World,” Disney, $85,737,841, 3,841 locations, $22,322 average, $85,737,841, 1 week.

2. “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” Paramount, $11,326,977, 3,187 locations, $3,554 average, $78,773,603, 3 weeks.

3. “Free Birds,” Relativity Media, $11,112,063, 3,736 locations, $2,974 average, $30,128,514, 2 weeks.

4. “Last Vegas,” CBS Films, $11,036,270, 3,082 locations, $3,581 average, $33,467,006, 2 weeks.

5. “Ender’s Game,” Lionsgate, $10,259,188, 3,407 locations, $3,011 average, $44,010,488, 2 weeks.

6. “Gravity,” Warner Bros., $8,535,339, 2,720 locations, $3,138 average, $231,249,831, 6 weeks.

7. “12 Years a Slave,” Fox Searchlight, $6,675,731, 1,144 locations, $5,835 average, $17,421,312, 4 weeks.

8. “Captain Phillips,” Sony, $5,712,028, 2,646 locations, $2,159 average, $90,894,044, 5 weeks.

9. “About Time,” Universal, $4,758,070, 1,200 locations, $3,965 average, $6,275,743, 2 weeks.

10. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” Sony, $2,776,914, 1,836 locations, $1,512 average, $109,953,094, 7 weeks.

11. “Carrie,” Sony, $1,285,158, 1,512 locations, $850 average, $34,050,775, 4 weeks.

12. “All is Lost,” Roadside Attractions, $1,130,287, 399 locations, $2,833 average, $2,797,888, 4 weeks.

13. “Escape Plan,” Lionsgate, $845,029, 1,049 locations, $806 average, $23,207,864, 4 weeks.

14. “The Counselor,” 20th Century Fox, $815,757, 1,022 locations, $798 average, $15,860,794, 3 weeks.

15. “Dallas Buyers Club,” Focus Features, $638,704, 35 locations, $18,249 average, $993,088, 2 weeks.

16. “Enough Said,” Fox Searchlight, $633,686, 429 locations, $1,477 average, $15,839,362, 8 weeks.

17. “Krrish 3,” Eros Entertainment, $526,989, 208 locations, $2,534 average, $1,870,108, 2 weeks.

18. “Despicable Me 2,” Universal, $474,315, 310 locations, $1,530 average, $365,353,620, 19 weeks.

19. “We’re the Millers,” Warner Bros., $272,416, 358 locations, $761 average, $149,681,846, 14 weeks.

20. “Blue is the Warmest Color,” IFC Films, $249,777, 71 locations, $3,518 average, $746,428, 3 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

 

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