Box Office: ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Strong With Estimated $84 Million Opening

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'Ender's Game' falls quickly in second week as 'Bad Grandpa,' 'Free Birds,' 'Last Vegas' race for $11 million

After lighting up int’l plexes with a tremendous early bow, Disney opened “Thor: The Dark World” Stateside Friday to $31.6 million for a weekend haul now estimated at almost $84 million.

It’s not the $95 million some insiders thought it might make this frame, but it’s a fantastic start for the superhero sequel that far outperforms its 2011 predecessor ($65.7 million bow; $181 million domestic lifetime total) and adds to its more than $150 million in overseas coin.

Behind “Thor,” a number of holdovers are scuffling for second. Paramount’s “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” is expected to stay in second, though only by a hair with a little more than $11 million. CBS Films’ “Last Vegas” took third place Friday, but may fall behind Relativity’s “Free Birds” by weekend’s end, also in very close range of one another around $11 million.

Lionsgate-Summit’s “Ender’s Game” is in trouble in its second frame. Its $2.9 million Friday gross reps a roughly 70% drop from its opening night, and knocked out of the way by a thundering “Thor,” is expected to earn close to $10 million in three days for fifth in the domestic market.

Universal expanded “About Time” this weekend to 1,200 locations for $1.5 million Friday and an expected $5 million or so by Monday. Also expanding, Fox Searchlight bumped “12 Years a Slave” to 1,144 locations to slightly better results for the buzzed-about period drama: $1.9 million Friday and likely almost $7 million for the frame.

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