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Thor holds US box office top spot

Chris Hemsworth's Thor sequel has continued to dominate at the US box office.

Disney's Thor: The Dark World - which sees Chris as the title character and Tom Hiddleston as the popular villain Loki - carried on its reign with 38.5 million US dollars (£23 million) in its second week of release, according to studio estimates.

It beat another sequel, The Best Man Holiday, into second place. Opening 15 years after the original The Best Man, the movie made a strong debut with 30.6 million dollars (£18 million).

Marvel's Norse superhero has been hammering audiences around the globe.

Thor: The Dark World made 52.5 million dollars internationally over the weekend, bringing its worldwide total to 479.8 million (£297 million).

Last Vegas, starring Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline, was in third place in the States this week, followed by animated comedy Free Birds.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, a former box office number one, was in fifth place.

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