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Further boosted by a strong run in China, Thor: The Dark World has muscled its way past the $500 million mark in global ticket sales.
The sequel underscores the superhero-like strength of Disney and Marvel Studios’ Avengers films franchise, and marks the third Disney title this year to cross $500 million after Iron Man 3 and Pixar’s Monsters University.
Thor 2, returning Chris Hemsworth in the title role, has already surpassed the lifetime runs of Captain America ($371 million) and the first Thor ($449 million).
Domestically, Thor 2 has earned $151 million to date and $352.2 million overseas. China leads with $46.1 million, followed by Russia ($33.6 million), the U.K. ($28.3 million), Brazil ($22.2 million) and Mexico ($20.9 million).
The 3D tentpole will face serious competition this weekend as Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire launches around the globe.
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