Thor: The Dark World Scores $31.6 Million Opening Day

It’s hard to determine at this time how frontloaded the movie might be, being a sequel to a popular Marvel Studios character, but it’s likely to take in somewhere between $80 and 85 million over the weekend, depending on how much family business it brings in on Saturday and Sunday.

By comparison, the original Thor made $25.5 million its opening day in May 2011 on its way to a $65.7 million opening weekend.

Check back tomorrow for the full box office report including Thor: The Dark World‘s second weekend international grosses.