It might not have matched the success of Iron Man 3, but Marvel’s latest Phase Two offering Thor: The Dark World has certainly proven to be another big hit for Disney and Marvel Studios, with the film having officially crossed the $600 million mark at the global box office.
Thor: The Dark World is the third Disney movie of the year to reach that figure after Iron Man 3 ($1.215 billion) and Monsters University ($743.5 million), and the Chris Hemsworth-headlined solo sequel has now become the fourth highest-grossing instalment of the MCU, having overtaken Iron Man’s haul of $585.2 million from 2008. With the film still on general release and a Japanese opening set for February 1st, you’d have to expect the film to go on to surpass the $623.9 million take of Iron Man 2, leaving the God of Thunder sitting comfortably behind The Avengers and Iron Man 3 as the third-biggest chapter of the blockbuster superhero franchise.
Thor: The Dark World is out now in cinemas with a cast that also includes Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Rene Russo (Frigga), Stellan Skarsgård (Erik Selvig), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Ray Stevenson, (Volstagg), Zachary Levi (Fandral), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Christopher Eccleston (Malekith the Accursed) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Algrim the Strong / Kurse). Read our reviews here and here.