"Thor: The Dark World" stays on top in North America

Sun, November 17th, 2013 at 8:46am PST | Updated: November 17th, 2013 at 8:47am

TV/Film
JK Parkin, Assistant Editor

Thor: The Dark World

"The Best Man Holiday" may have had a great Friday, but "Thor: The Dark World" had a better overall weekend. Variety reports that the latest chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe stayed on top of the North American box office with $38.5 million.

"The Best Man Holiday," which opened on Friday, came in at No. 2 with $30.6 million – well above the $17 million it cost to make.

“The Dark World,” which has made $147 million domestically, crossed another milestone, as it blew past the $449 million the first film made in global sales. So far "Thor: The Dark World" has made $479.8 million worldwide.

Both "Thor" and "The Best Man Holiday" can expect tough competition next week, as "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" opens.

In other box office news, "Gravity," which opened in October, passed the $500 million mark at the global box office, as it added $6.3 million to its North American total this weekend. The film, which stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, has made $240 million domestically and $261 million overseas.

TAGS:  thor the dark world, the best man holiday, gravity

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