Marvel Studios' film, "Thor: The Dark World" featuring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman is expected to make a very good opening at the domestic box office following overwhelming response from overseas.
The sequel to "Thor" has earned $133.4 million in less than a week from overseas market and is expected to earn a massive $75 million in the domestic box office on the opening day, exceeding the $65.7 million opening of the original "Thor" two years ago, according to a report by Hollywood Reporter.
"Thor: The Dark World" will be released in the United States and several other countries, including India on 8 November. It was premiered in London on 22 October, before releasing internationally on 30th of the same month.
The overwhelming response on the film overseas has increased the prospect of the film at home. It even has chances of overtaking Skyfall's opening collection of $88.4 million, which was witnessed in the same weekend last year. However, it is "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" which holds the record for best opening in November with $142.8 million.
To be released in around 305 Imax locations in the U.S. and Canada, "Thor: The Dark World" is expected to earn much more than the original "Thor" which collected $449.3 million worldwide. Going by the current pace, worldwide collection of the film could cross $300 million mark by this week and $300-million-mark a few days into next week.
"Thor: The Dark World" is a superhero film featuring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins in the lead roles. It is directed by Alan Taylor and produced by Marvel Studios.