'Thor: The Dark World' Takes in $108.5 Million in First Week

on November 15, 2013 by Daniel Garris

Disney's Thor: The Dark World rounded out its first week in theatres with a $3.55 million first place take on Thursday. The Marvel superhero sequel starring Chris Hemsworth was down a slim 0.5 percent from Wednesday's performance. In comparison, 2011's Thor fell 4 percent on its first Thursday to gross $4.03 million, while last year's Skyfall fell 6 percent on its first Thursday to gross $5.19 million. Thor: The Dark World was the week's top film with a seven-day start of $108.51 million. That was towards the lower end of the film's wide ranging expectations, though it should be noted that the film has lost significant momentum in the days after Veterans Day. Thor: The Dark World is currently running 28 percent ahead of the $84.75 million seven-day start of Thor and 9.5 percent behind the $119.84 million seven-day take of Skyfall.

CBS Films' Last Vegas held steady in second place with $0.93 million. The modestly budgeted ensemble comedy was down 6 percent from Wednesday and down 34 percent from last Thursday. Last Vegas placed in second for the week with $15.66 million. That represented a healthy 30 percent decline from the film's opening weekend performance and brings the film's two-week total to $38.09 million. With the aid of good word of mouth, Last Vegas is very likely to continue holding up well going forward.

Paramount's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa took in $0.72 million to remain in third. The Jackass spin-off starring Johnny Knoxville was up 4 percent over Wednesday and down 43 percent from last Thursday. Bad Grandpa finished in third this week with $15.09 million. That was down 42 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a stronger than expected $82.53 million. Bad Grandpa is now just $17.47 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone.

Ender's Game continued to claim fourth place with $0.65 million. The sci-fi film from Lionsgate was up 7 percent over Wednesday, but still down a sharp 48 percent from last Thursday. Ender's Game placed in fifth for the week with $13.83 million. That represented a troubling 59 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's 14-day total to $47.58 million. Ender's Game is currently running an underwhelming 6 percent behind the $50.46 million two-week gross of After Earth earlier this year.

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