Thor: The Dark World dealt a hammer blow to all other contenders this weekend, comfortably taking the top spot. The Marvel sequel debuted with a god-like £8.7m, which includes £3.1m from Wednesday and Thursday previews. The £5.6m Friday to Sunday total is the seventh highest of the year, ahead of The Hangover Part III (£4.9m) and behind Star Trek Into Darkness (£6.9m).
The first Thor opened with £5.4m (including £2.3m from previews) in 2011 and finished on £14m, so Thor: The Dark World is already well over half way to overhauling that total. Over 50% of Thor: The Dark World’s gross was from 3D presentations.