We are one of the lucky ones: While the USA has to wait another four days for THOR: THE DARK WORLD, 36 foreign markets got it last week (and yep, one of them was us…obviously!)
THE DARK WORLD powered it’s way to a tasty $109 million in it’s first three days on international big screens. This puts it ahead of the original film’s opening figures.
THOR took $450 million worldwide in 2011, with nearly 60 percent of that coming from abroad. THE DARK WORLD is expected to do even better, with speculation that the success of THE AVENGERS is largely to thank for the boost.
Disney will continue to laugh all the way to the bank, with THE DARK WORLD’s massive opening lifting the studio’s overall overseas grosses to $2.31 billion for the year, marking the fourth consecutive year that Disney has surpassed the $2 billion benchmark overseas. The previous record was $2.302 billion, set in 2010.
The U.K are said to be the biggest THOR lover’s thus far, generating nearly $14 million since Wednesday. Though, with much of the film set in London, this is hardly a surprise.
Following behind we have France ($9.4 million), Mexico ($8.2 million) and Brazil ($8.1 million).
THOR: THE DARK WORLD is in cinemas now!