Marvel's 'Thor' soars to top of movie charts

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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Marvel superheroThor pounded his box office competitors over the weekend,muscling movie sequel "Thor: The Dark World" to the top of U.S.and Canadian charts with a hefty $86.1 million in debut ticketsales.

The film starring Chris Hemsworth trounced some of lastweek's top movies. Raunchy comedy "Jackass Presents: BadGrandpa" finished in second place with $11.3 million from Fridaythrough Sunday, according to Hollywood.com.

"Free Birds," the 3D movie featuring the voices of OwenWilson and Woody Harrelson as turkeys who team up and travelback in time to get turkey off of Thanksgiving dinner plates,earned the No. 3 slot with $11.2 million, just ahead of seniorcitizen buddy comedy "Last Vegas" which took in $11.1 million.

"Thor: The Dark World," released by Walt Disney Co,is a sequel to 2011 film "Thor." The new installment co-starsNatalie Portman as the love interest for Thor, who battles withhis brother, the villainous Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston.

"Bad Grandpa" stars comedian Johnny Knoxville in disguise asan 86-year-old man who travels cross-country with his 8-year-oldgrandson, pulling pranks on unsuspecting people they encounteron the way.

"Bad Grandpa" was released by Paramount Pictures, a unit ofViacom Inc. CBS Films, a unit of CBS Corp,distributed "Last Vegas." "Free Birds" was distributed byprivately held Relativity Media.

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