Box Office: Thor Thunders, 12 Years a Slave Still Strong

Steve McQueen's gritty drama expands nationwide.

Posted: 11/11/2013 08:30 AM EST

Thor 2: The Dark World thundered into theaters this weekend and captured first place. The action epic, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, grossed $86.1 million at the North American box office, bringing its worldwide total to $327 million. Idris Elba also stars in the Marvel pic.

Jackass: Bad Grandpa followed in second place, with animated family film Free Birds in third andLast Vegas and Ender's Game rounding out the top five. 

12 Years a Slave dominated among specialty films in theaters this weekend, pulling in another $6.6 million as the film rolls out nationwide. The film continues to perform well due to incredibly strong critical reviews and deafening Oscar buzz.

Next week, The Best Man Holiday finally hits theaters! Let's see if director Malcolm D. Lee joins Antoine FuquaSpike Lee and Lee Daniels in the very exclusive club of Black directors whose films have grossed more than $100 million.

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