Thor: The Dark World Tops UK Box Office
Norse superhero sequel smashes rivals on its opening weekend...
Thor: The Dark World has hammered its rivals in the UK box office chart, going straight in at No 1.
The superhero sequel took nearly £8.7m over its debut weekend - more than four times the amount that its nearest rival grossed.
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman star in the Marvel Studios film, which opened in Europe ahead of the US.
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 was second in the chart, with just over £2m in ticket sales.
Tom Hanks movie Captain Phillips slipped a place to No 3 and Philomena was a new entry at No 4.
Dreamworks' Turbo rounded out the top five.
The UK box office top 10 in full...
1. (-) Thor: The Dark World - £8,668,172
2. (1) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 - £2,074,667
3. (2) Captain Phillips - £1,622,925
4. (-) Philomena - £1,509,726
5. (4) Turbo - £1,351,821
6. (3) Jackass: Bad Grandpa - £975,121
7. (5) Ender's Game - £469,112
8. (-) Krrish 3 - £408,624
9. (6) One Chance - £339,722
10. (7) Escape Plan - £185,957