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Thor: Ragnarok Rules The Box Office

Following the usual Marvel plan of opening in select international markets (including the UK), Thor: Ragnarok rumbled into Stateside cinemas and made a big impact. The new movie earned $121 million, according to studio estimates.

Adding to its previous haul from elsewhere, the latest Thor entry is up to $427 million, which is a healthy start for the movie.It was more than enough to see off its nearest competitor, A Bad Moms Christmas, which looked to offer a little counter-programming to the latest superhero outing. At $17 million, it's not on the level of the original, which launched with $23.8 million last year, but it's not too bad considering the film's roughly $28 million production price tag.

Jigsaw was pushed down to third place, adding $6.7 million, while Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween also fell, landing in fourth with $4.6 million. Geostorm rounded out the top five, making $3 million.

At sixth, we find Happy Death Day, which earned $2.8 million, meaning the comedy horror has now taken in $52.9 million, which remains a great result since it cost less than $5 million to make. Thank You For Your Service was seventh on $2.26 million, while Blade Runner 2049 fell to eighth with $2.23 million.

Ninth place was Only The Brave, bringing in $1.9 million, while faith-based drama Let There Be Light snuck into the top 10 with $1.1 million.

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