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Hail the all-conquering Thor

The Marvel franchise in Australia is growing by leaps and bounds, judging by last weekend.s brawny debut of Thor: The Dark World.

The superhero adventure which stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba, amassed $7.2 million from Thursday to Sunday, and $7.4 million including previews.

The 4-day figure was 34% bigger than the $5.3 million opening of Thor in 2011, prompting one exhibitor to observe, .After Captain America: The First Avenger and Iron Man 3, the Marvel franchise is getting bigger..

The Marvel film virtually singlehandedly boosted the total B.O. by 46% to $13.5 million after a few flat weeks. In second spot, high seas drama Captain Phillips steamed ahead to $4.5 million after its second weekend, easing by 32%, taking $1.5 million.

Lee Daniels' The Butler opened with a mediocre $849,000 on 184 screens, perhaps not surprising for a drama with a very Us-centric subject, the tale of a White House butler who served seven Presidents,
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DVD Review - The Fall

The Fall

Directed by Jakob Verbruggen.

Starring Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Laura Donnelly, Bronagh Waugh, and Ben Peel.

Synopsis:

A Detective Superintendent is brought in from the London Metropolitan Police to help catch a killer when a murder in Belfast remains unsolved.

The Fall is one of those shows that falls under the Heading "Emperor" and the subheading "New Clothes".

After the rabid froth people had spoken through about the BBC Detective thriller The Fall starring Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Turning) I felt I had missed out on an excellent piece of television.  When on the BBC News website I read it had been commissioned for a second series after a 3.5 million viewer rating for the season finale, and again I wished I'd seen it, so I was extremely happy when I was given the chance to watch this ratings winner and review it.  I've learnt from this that
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