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God of Thunder Defeats All… at the Box Office

Thor: The Dark World more than holds its own in battle for the top spot.

God of Thunder Defeats All… at the Box Office
Chris Hemsworth - Thor: The Dark World (2013)

There was no surprise this weekend that the sequel to the highly successful Thor topped the charts, drawing in audiences in their masses. The new marvel addition brought in over £8.6m in what was a hugely successful weekend for the Nordic God and Disney alike. As another addition to the ever growing Marvel world, Thor: The Dark World is likely to maintain its top spot for the foreseeable future, especially with no other superhero blockbusters forthcoming throughout November.

Now in its 3rd week, Captain Phillips won’t be sailing into the sunset for a quiet retirement any time soon as it clinched 3rd place a take of over £1.6m. Now with a total of over £11m in the UK, this sea-based drama isn’t likely to fall down the table in any time soon, with some hopefully strong weeks on the horizon.

As well as Thor: The Dark World, there were a number of films in their first weeks including Philomena which landed in 5th with over £1.5m. In contrast, newcomer The Haunting in Connecticut 2 only managed to ramp up just over £100k, in what is likely to be its only week in the UK top 15.

Opening Next Week

The top billed blockbuster arriving this weekend is Sandra Bullock and George Clooney’s Gravity. This intense space thriller is likely to draw the audiences with its big names and mysterious trailer. Gravity has already dominated the U.S. box office so we’re expecting it to do well here too.

As well as Gravity, Seduced and Abandoned, an Alec Baldwin documentary on raising funds for a feature length film, gets its UK release on Friday. Movie fanatics are likely to flock to this, especially with such big names as Ryan Gosling, Martin Scores, James Caan, Francis Ford Coppola and Diane Kruger making an appearance.

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