UPDATED OVERSEAS: 'Thor: The Dark World' Boosts Disney to Overseas Box Office Record, Enters Weekend with $45.2M Take

on October 31, 2013


Disney is celebrating its most successful year at the overseas box office, surpassing the $2.03 billion grossed by the studio's releases in 2010. The three day push from Thor: The Dark World in 36 territories brings Disney's overseas estimates in 2013 to $2.314 billion. This is Disney's fourth consecutive year of breaking the $2 billion mark in overseas box office.

Thor: The Dark World is entering the weekend with $45.2 million collected from 36 territories. The superhero sequel is on track to easily outperform its predecessor's overseas debut. Wednesday-Friday estimates are particularly strong in top markets like the United Kingdom ($7.8M), France ($5.8M), Germany ($4.1M), Australia ($2.9M), South Korea ($2.6M), and the Philippines ($2.6M). Other top markets are expected to boost business over the weekend, including Mexico ($1.9M), Brazil ($1.7M), and Russia ($1.5M).

Check back tomorrow for a full update on the overseas impact of Thor: The Dark World ahead of its North American premiere.

Thursday: Disney has confirmed a fast start for Thor: The Dark World overseas. The superhero sequel has earned $8.2 million from a handful of territories, including higher openings from France and the United Kingdom. The original Thor grossed $9 million in its 2011 U.K. debut and posted a $7.1 premiere in France. Thor grossed a total of $446 million worldwide in 2011, including a $181 million take from North America.

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