‘Thor: The Dark World’ Trailer

As “Iron Man 3” gears up for next week’s launch, Robert Downey Jr.’s “Avengers” counterpart will hammer out his own destiny this fall in Disney’s “Thor: The Dark World.”

Starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, Disney and Marvel’s “Thor” sequel was directed by Alan Taylor and arrives on November 8.

Pic should be a true test of “The Avengers” might.

Marvel’s first “Thor,” released in 2010, earned a solid $181 million at the domestic box office and $449 million worldwide, which was slightly ahead of “Captain America’s” $176 million and $378 mil worldwide come but not exactly Iron Man figures.

“Thor” will square up against a pair of Lionsgate heavy hitters come Thanksgiving. Bowing Nov. 8, “Thor” will be preceded by sci-fi actioner “Ender’s Game” on Nov. 1 and “The Hunger Games” sequel, “Catching Fire,” on Nov. 22.

Produced by Kevin Feige, “Thor: The Dark World” co-stars Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins and Kat Dennings.

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  1. therealeverton says:

    Thor did just fine. People forget that Iron Man was never expected to make so close to $600m the first time out. Thor introduced a character that was all but unknown outside of the comic book / cartoon world, an alien(previously worshipped as a god, and set largely off Earth, with the major threat being to 2 alien worlds. It was a risky venture and $449m, with significantly larger takings internationally than in North America (A rare feat for non sequel Super hero films) it was definitely a success. Like Batman Begins, Star Trek (2009) and others, it would have been expected to make a lot more the second time around “Iron Man numbers”; and that is without the film being a partial ‘sequel’ to The Avengers, with the fate of Loki.

    Nobody expects all of the solo Avengers to make the same money, especially in their first films. The comics always sold differently, with some characters loved by all, but most appealing to different people in different ways. It doesn’t matter if it makes more or less money than Iron Man / Iron Man 2 / Iron Man 3, what matters is that it makes money and pleases the audience. Oh and helps keep Marvel’s licensing money up in the top 5 or 6..The characters may exist in a shared universe, but that doesn’t mean they are all expected to appeal equally to all people. I mean is anybody truly expecting Iron Man to gross $1.4b+ and be like The Avengers?$600m+ for Thor The Dark World,Hunger Games r no Hunger Games, October release date outside North America will help Thor more than double thee international takings of Thor. (I think)

  2. tinatimebomb says:

    Reblogged this on Cherry Berry Lemon Lime and commented:
    I love Thor!

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