Thor: The Dark World

Ever wondered just how many copies of a film get pirated in a year? It may be more than you think. Piracy-tracking firm Excipio has released its annual list of which films were downloaded the most throughout the year via various piracy sites. Now, before you go through this list, I always take these with… read more

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The second Hobbit movie may have taken the weekend, but it didn’t match last year’s release. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug took the top spot this weekend with $73.6 million, and, while impressive, came in $11 million behind the first film in the trilogy that launched last December. It took in $131.2 million in… read more

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A smallish week for new releases led to some interesting change-ups in the top spots at the box office this weekend. Disney’s Frozen dropped 53 percent from last week, but it still took in a healthy $31.6 million domestically which brings its total to $134.2 million off of its $150 million dollar budget. Hunger Games:… read more

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While on vacation in Manchester, I snuck off on my last day to see Thor: The Dark World. To cut to the chase, I could have definitely waited. I will say this up front, I was entertained, but I have to wonder what the end game was with this second film in the series. True,… read more


The Hunger Games took home the prize at the top of the box office for a second weekend. Hunger Games: Catching Fire, won its second weekend despite a 52.9 percent drop from its opening weekend. It took in another $74.5 million to bring its domestic total to $296.5 million off of a $130 million dollar… read more

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It appears that movie going audiences are even more in love with The Hunger Games than last time around. Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second film in the series, had the fourth biggest opening weekend ever, and the biggest weekend ever for Nov. With $161.1 million the film brought in $9 million more than the… read more

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Once again Marvel is enjoying the afterglow of its success of The Avengers. Thor: The Dark World took the top spot at the box office again this week with another $38.4 million at the box office, bringing it to $146.96 million domestically. It has now hit $479.76 million globally, and has surpassed the original film… read more

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The Avengers effect on the box office is still hanging in there as Marvel continues to rule the box office. Thor: The Dark World took the top spot this weekend with $86.1 million, well ahead of the $65.7 the first film scored in its opening weekend. Combined with its foreign gross to date, the film… read more

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A film that felt like a summer release took the top spot at the box office this weekend. Ender’s Game ended up taking the top spot with $28 million off of a $110 million dollar budget. It’s a decent opening, but seeing as this is viewed as the launch of a new franchise, it needs… read more

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It’s amazing that Marvel was able to make Thor work in a film. To be honest, as a long time comic book reader, I have just never thrilled to this character, but he worked in his standalone film and in The Avengers, so I’m sold on watching him yet again. When last we saw Thor,… read more


The second trailer for Thor: The Dark World has premiered online and it’s definitely upping the action quotient for the second film in the Thunder God series. While the first Thor film has its action moments, it was also heavy on story – which is not a bad thing in any way – and while… read more


Thor: The Dark World is the follow-up to the first film, and will be Marvel’s second film of 2013. Can the studio capture at least some of the excitement that made The Avengers the third highest grossing film of all time? I’ve never been a huge fan of the Thor character, but I have to… read more

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