Magazine article Screen International

Thor 2 Adds $39M in US

Magazine article Screen International

Thor 2 Adds $39M in US

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Thor: The Dark World held on to the North American crown for its third and most likely final weekend ahead of the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Marvel Studios' superhero saga added an estimated $38.5m to bring the running total to $146.9m after three sessions.

Universal's comedy The Best Man Holiday produced an excellent debut at number two on $30.6m and stars Morris Chestnut, Monica Calhoun, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall and Terrence Howard.

Oscar contender Gravity has crossed $500m worldwide and ranks sixth in North America on $240.6m after seven weekends.

Ender's Game fell two places to number seven through Lionsgate-Summit and stands at $53.8m after three sessions and Sony's Oscar contender Captain Phillips is on the cusp of $100m on $97.6m after six weekends.

12 Years A Slave, Steve McQueen's Oscar contender, went up one place to number eight and has amassed $24.9m after five sessions.

Dallas Buyers Club, fresh from its Rome Film Festival audience award win and the best actor prize for Matthew McConaughey, climbed three places to number 12 on $1.8m for $3m after three weekends. The Oscar contender is in the early stages and Focus Features expanded the theatre count from 35 to 184.

Meanwhile two other awards contenders were in action. …

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