Follow Us on Twitter

Thor: The Dark World opens massive in UK and other countries

Thor: The Dark World

Story by Jack Foley

THE Marvel success story shows no sign of easing up just yet!

Thor: The Dark World, the latest in the company’s Phase 2, has taken a mighty $109.4 million at the foreign box office, including the UK, a week ahead of its US debut.

The figures are being hailed as another victory for Marvel Studios and parent company Disney.

The film opened in 36 countries (or 70% of the international market place) with the UK leading the way with $13.4 million. This was followed by France with $9.4 million, Mexico with $8.2 million and Brazil with $8.1 million.

The figures are significantly ahead of the original Thor and mark one of the biggest openings of the year.

It also helped Disney to shoot past the $2.3 billion mark in foreign grosses for the year, a record for the studio.

Thor: The Dark World has yet to open in China, Japan, Italy and Argentina, as well as the US, all of which look certain to emulate the success story so far.

The film returns Chris Hemsworth to the title role of Thor, brings back Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Natalie Portman as love interest Jane and Sir Anthony Hopkins. It introduces British actor Christopher Eccleston as arch-villain Malekith.

Next story: Daniel Radcliffe to play Sebastian Coe