Box Office: 'Thor: The Dark World' an Early Hit Overseas
With the tentpole's opening in numerous foreign markets, Disney has crossed the $2.31 billion mark in overall 2013 foreign box office grosses for the first time in its history.
Chris Hemsworth's Thor is back with a vengeance.
Disney and Marvel Studios' sequel Thor: The Dark World has earned a stellar $45.2 million in its first three days of play internationally, where it began rolling out on Wednesday. By Sunday, the movie should have raced past the $100 million mark.
All told, the superhero tentpole is opening in 36 countries this weekend representing 70 percent of the international marketplace. Thor 2 opens in North America on Nov. 8.
Thor 2 delivered Disney a notable victory on Friday as the studio raced past the $2.3 billion mark in foreign grosses for the year, setting a new record for the studio.
So far, the U.K. leads with $7.8 million, followed by France with $5.8 million, Germany with $4.1 million and Australia with $29 million.
Major territories where Thor 2 isn't opening this weekend include China, Japan, Italy and Argentina.