Not suprisingly, Thor: The Dark World thundered its way to the top of the domestic box office this weekend. Rival movie studios were wise not to compete against the Norse superhero. The highly-anticipated sequel hammered up $86.1 million, easily taking the number one slot. The number represents a 31 percent increase over its predecessor. With an “A-” CinemaScore grade from audiences, the film should hold up relatively well. At least for a comic book film.

Thor’s take marks the best-ever November opening for Disney. The previous record holder was The Incredibles which grossed $70.5 million. Overall, the sequel is the ninth-best November opening behind four Harry Potter films, three Twilight flicks and Skyfall. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.

Box Office Numbers: November 8-10, 2013

  • 1. Thor: The Dark World: $86,109,000 (opening)
  • 2. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa: $11,300,000 ($78,747,000 total)
  • 3. Free Birds: $11,180,000 ($30,196,000 total)
  • 4. Last Vegas: $11,100,000 ($33,531,000 total)
  • 5. Ender’s Game: $10,250,000 ($44,001,000 total)
  • 6. Gravity: $8,405,000 ($231,119,000 total)
  • 7. 12 Years A Slave: $6,600,000 ($17,346,000 total)
  • 8. Captain Phillips: $5,800,000 ($90,982,000 total)
  • 9. About Time: $5,172,000 ($6,700,000 total)
  • 10. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: $2,800,000 ($109,976,000 total)