Thor: The Dark World Hammers Box Office Competition

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Despite less than stellar Thor: The Dark World reviews, the latest blockbuster from Marvel lived up to the hype and expectations this weekend, taking a hammer to all box office competition.

The Chris Hemsworth film pulled in $86.1 million on Friday and Saturday.

This figure is over $20 million above what the original earned in May of 2011 and placed it well (well, well, well) ahead of number-two finishes Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.

Ender's Game, which finished on top last weekend, tumbled to number-five after seven days in release, while Free Birds and Last Vegas were sandwiched in before it.

Here is a look at the Top 10 grossing movies of the weekend:

  1. Thor: The Dark World: $86.1 million
  2. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa: $11.3 million
  3. Free Birds: $11.2 million
  4. Last Vegas: $11.1 million
  5. Ender's Game: $10.25 million
  6. Gravity: $8.4 million
  7. 12 Years a Slave: $6.6 million
  8. Captain Phillips: $5.8 million
  9. About Time: $5.2 million
  10. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2: $2.8 million
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