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Thor stuns North American box office with $121 million opening haul

The latest Thor movie has hammered its way to the top of the North American box office with a blockbuster $121 million (GBP92.5 million) opening weekend.
Thor: Ragnarok, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tim Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, and Cate Blanchett, opened with a bigger haul than most experts predicted, and the second sequel is now the biggest debut of all three Thor movies.
Ragnarok is up 41 per cent over Thor: Dark World’s opening weekend in 2013.
Hemsworth and his director Taika Waititi surprised fans at three cinemas in Hollywood on Friday night (03Nov17), as they showed up unannounced to introduce the movie.
Meanwhile, A Bad Moms Christmas – the sequel to Bad Moms – debuts in a distant second place with a $21.6 million (GBP16.5 million). In the film, Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, and Kristen Bell try to make it through the holidays when their characters’ mothers come to visit. The comedy also stars Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski, Justin Hartley, and Cheryl Hines.
Horror movie Jigsaw comes in at three on the new box office list, while Boo 2! A Madea Halloween drops to four and Geostorm rounds out the top five.

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