Whilst Thor: The Dark World has yet to be released in a lot of markets just yet, including the US, the figures have come in for the overseas opening weekend… and they’re positive, with the Norse God’s latest outing taking $109.4 million so far.
The official press release reads:
Internationally, the big news was the early release of Marvel Studios’ Thor: The Dark World one week before its North American debut. Once again starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom HIddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins et al, it brought an astounding $109.4 million in 36 territories. It screened on 136 IMAX screens in 27 of those countries, which was responsible for $5.2 million of that amount, twice as much as the IMAX opening for the original Thor. The sequel’s international opening helped push Walt Disney Pictures’ overseas gross to over $2.3 billion, making it the fourth year where it’s passed the $2 billion mark internationally as well as setting a record for the company.
So, things are looking good at present, which will only further the speculation as to a Thor 3 at some point, likely a part of Marvel’s Phase Three of films.
For those interested, you can find my review of Thor: The Dark World here.