Globally, the Marvel sequel hammers its way past $479 million in ticket sales, already surpassing the entire lifetime gross of the first “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
Thor: The Dark World stayed at No. 1 in its second weekend at the North American box office, but Malcolm D. Lee’s African-American comedy The Best Man Holiday came much closer than anyone expected to the hammer-wielding superhero in grossing $30.6 million to place No. 2.
In another sensational showing for Disney and Marvel Studios, Thor 2 — returning Chris Hemsworth in the title role — fell 55 percent domestically to $38.4 million for a total of $150 million. Overseas, the 3D tentpole took in $52.5 million from 69 markets for a foreign total of $332.8 million and global haul of $479.8 million — already surpassing the lifetime grosses of Captain America: The First Avenger ($371 million) and the first Thor ($449 million).