Just over a week after the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron debuted to the world, an interesting new tidbit has surfaced as Thor star Idris Elba says he will appear as Heimdall alongside Tom Hiddleston as Loki in next year’s sequel.
It was extremely close following this weekend’s box office, but now it’s official, Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World has crossed the $500 million at the global box office! The Chris Hemsworth-lead film now has a domestic total of $152 million, just $30 million shy of its predecessor’s domestic total.
It was quite a weekend for Malcolm D. Lee’s comedy sequelThe Best Man Holiday (Universal), which reunited the entire cast of the original 1999 hit to have an impressive weekend showing of an estimated $30.5 million in just 2,024 theaters, averaging over $15,000 per venue. That was roughly 87% of the total gross of the original movie, proving that it had found most of its audience on DVD and cable. That movie’s success was already quite impressive for its time since Lee hired the likes of Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau fairly early in their careers… and then convinced them all to return 14 years later for the sequel.
Marvel Studios’ anticipated sequel Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Christopher Eccleston, opened on Thursday night in 3,841 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters across North America, and after grossing $7.1 million in preview and midnight screenings, it has reportedly brought in $31.6 million on its opening day (including those previews).
Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios’ Thor: The Dark World opened to a strong $7.1 million in North America on Thursday night. The original Thor earned $3.2 million on its first night in May of 2011, but it did only have midnight screenings whereas “The Dark World” opened earlier in the evening.
Next Friday, Marvel Studios’ new film Thor: The Dark World will open in North America, but the sequel has already debuted on screens around the world where it has taken in $45.2 million, allowing Walt Disney Pictures to reach $2.314 billion internationally for the year, breaking the studio’s previous record of $2.302 billion from 2010.
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is planning another major connection with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s big screen releases as ABC today reveals that the November 19 episode, “The Well,” is slated to crossover with events depicted in Thor: The Dark World.