ComingSoon.net has posted the weekend box office estimates which show that Thor: The Dark World has opened to an impressive $109.4 million overseas ahead of its North American release the evening of Thursday, November 7th:
Internationally, the big news was the early release of Marvel Studios’ Thor: The Dark World one week before its North American debut. Once again starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins et al, it brought in an astounding $109.4 million in 36 territories. It screened on 136 IMAX screens in 27 of those countries, which was responsible for $5.2 million of that amount, twice as much as the IMAX opening for the original Thor. The sequel’s international opening helped push Walt Disney Pictures’ overseas gross to over $2.3 billion, making it the fourth year where it’s passed the $2 billion mark internationally as well as setting a record for the company.
Stay tuned next week for the domestic box office results and you can click here for more of this weekend’s box office estimates.