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‘Thor: The Dark World’ reigns at the box office


Superheroes continue to defeat their foes at the box office. Disney’s ‘‘Thor: The Dark World,’’ earning $86.1 million, dominated the weekend box office as it opened domestically at No. 1, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Chris Hemsworth, the Marvel superhero sequel earned $109.4 million when it opened internationally last weekend and brought in $180.1 million globally. Overall, it has grossed $327 million worldwide. In limited theaters Thursday evening, ‘‘Thor: The Dark World’’ brought in $7.1 million overnight. Surpassing the ticket sales of ‘‘Thor,’’ which scored $65.7 million when it opened in May of 2011, ‘‘Thor: The Dark World’’ marks a record for a Disney November opening, topping the $70.5 million ‘‘The Incredibles’’ earned in 2004. Paramount hidden-camera comedy ‘‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa’’ held the second-place slot at the box office for the second weekend in a row, earning $11.3 million during its third weekend, with a domestic total reaching more than $78 million. Relativity Media’s 3-D animated kiddie flick ‘‘Free Birds,’’ soared into third place with $11.1 million in its second weekend. CBS Films’ ‘‘Last Vegas,’’ featuring an all-star cast including Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline, took fourth place in its second weekend. Last weekend’s box office champ, the sci-fi ‘‘Ender’s Game,’’ dropped to fifth place.

Sound thinking

“Sound is more than just noise. Ordered sound is music. My life is music.” — Lou Reed, who died last month, in a just-released clip from his final interview on Sept. 21.

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