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Marvel Studios and Disney's Thor: The Dark World topped the North American box office Friday with $31.6 million, putting the 3D tentpole on course to hit $80 million in its domestic debut. The sequel -- returning Chris Hemsworth in the title role -- is luring more females than most superhero films. Women and teen girls made up 48 percent of Friday's audience, compared to only 40 percent for Iron Man 3 earlier this year. Thor 2 is opening notably ahead of the first Thor, which debuted to $65.7 million in May 2011 on its way to grossing $449.3 million

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