14 November 2013 1:59 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Thor: The Dark World” is set to again rule the box office as most studios sit out the sesh in anticipation of next week’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

Only Universal is essaying a wide opening, with seasonal dramedy “The Best Man Holiday” bowing 15 years after Michael D. Lee’s “The Best Man” became a cult classic in the African-American community. The Uni sequel is expected to land in second place, somewhere in the high teens.

Disney-Marvel’s holdover “Thor: The Dark World” bowed to $86 million last weekend and should gross in the high $30 millions, with a weekend-to-weekend drop between 55%-60%.

Internationally, “The Dark World” is pushing $275 million in just two weeks; pic’s domestic cume stands at $105 million through Wednesday.

The holiday season at the movies essentially kickstarted with “Thor” as it should play through Thanksgiving and into December, though “Hunger Games” and Disney’s animated feature “Frozen »


- Andrew Stewart

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