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Thor: Ragnarok enjoys $107.6 million international opening

Thor Ragnarok

Story by Jack Foley

THOR: Ragnarok has been doing thunderous business during its international rollout, opening to a whopping $107.6 million at the foreign box office.

The critically-acclaimed third film in the Marvel-Disney franchise is performing ahead of such titles as Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Doctor Strange.

And it has posted the biggest October opening ever in markets such as South Korea ($15.5 million), Australia ($8.4 million) and Brazil ($8.3 million).

Leading all markets, however, was the UK, where it debuted to a massive $15.8 million – the best October number outside of a Bond film.

Directed by acclaimed New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok sees Thor (once again played by Chris Hemsworth) team up with brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) to fight the goddess of death, Hela, played by Cate Blanchett.

In the US, where it opens next weekend, the film is currently tracking for somewhere in excess of $100 million, which would bring the box office a much needed shot in the arm after a late October slump.