Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:13 pm
Thor: The Dark World has topped the UK box office on its debut weekend on release.
The Marvel sequel, starring Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, earned £8.6 million to easily beat surge past last week's chart topper Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and secure first place.
The Dark World's total easily surpasses that of its superhero predecessor, which £5.45 million when it opened in April 2011.
Captain Phillips slips down a place to number three, while Judi Dench and Steve Coogan's Philomena is a new entry at number four.
Dreamworks's animated snail-racer Turbo, featuring the voice talents of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson, rounds out the top five.
Elsewhere, Bollywood film Krrish 3 is a new entry at number eight, earning £408,624 from 95 locations.
The UK box office top 10 in full:
1. (-) Thor: The Dark World - £8,668,172
2. (1) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 - £2,074,667
3. (2) Captain Phillips - £1,622,925
4. (-) Philomena - £1,509,726
5. (4) Turbo - £1,351,821
6. (3) Jackass: Bad Grandpa - £975,121
7. (5) Ender's Game - £469,112
8. (-) Krrish 3 - £408,624
9. (6) One Chance - £339,722
10. (7) Escape Plan - £185,957