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Thor: The Dark World” opened to a mighty $7.1 million in  Thursday preview showings, more than double the amount the first film in the series racked up in its late night debut two years ago. The latest adventure featuring the hammer-wielding thunder god now expands to 3,841 theaters in the United States, where analysts think it could rack up between $85 million to $90 million-plus during its opening weekend. “Thor”s’ opening could not match the  $15.6 million “Iron Man 3” took in during its Thursday night screenings in May, nor could it top the $18.7 million Thursday launch of  “The Avengers.” However, »

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