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    Box Office: Thor: The Dark World Slays the Competition and Debuts at No.1, Earns $86.1 Million

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    No surprise here. Thor: The Dark World was the top choice for moviegoers this weekend, by a mile.

    The action-thriller starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins, and the second follow-up to The Avengers, slayed the competition and earned $86.1 million in its opening weekend.

    The sequel to the 2011 blockbuster grossed an estimated $7.1 million in Thursday-night previews and Friday-midnight screenings, its studio reported on Friday. Thor: The Dark World debuted much stronger than Thor, which opened the first coveted weekend in May and made $65.7 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

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    Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa took the very distant No.2 spot, earning $11.3 million.

    The animated kid-friendly flick, Free Birds, took home $11.2 million and landed at No.3.

    Last Vegas, starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline, nabbed the No.4 spot, making $11.1 million.

    The No.1 movie last weekend, the star-studded sci-fi ensemble Ender's Game, rounded out the top 5, taking home $10.25 million.

    Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled per Box Office Mojo:

    1.Thor: The Dark World: $86.1 million

    2. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa: $11.3 million

    3. Free Birds: $11.2 million

    4. Last Vegas: $11.1 million

    5. Ender's Game: $10.25 million

    6. Gravity: $8.4 million

    7. 12 Years a Slave: $6.6 million

    8. Captain Phillips: $5.8 million

    9. About Time: $5.2 million

    10. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2: $2.8 million

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