'Thor' reigns over U.S., Canada box office for 2nd week


LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Superhero sequel"Thor: The Dark World" ruled U.S. and Canadian box office chartsfor a second weekend, hauling in $38.4 million to beat romanticcomedy "The Best Man Holiday," according to studio estimates onSunday.

"Thor," from Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios, starsChris Hemsworth as the god of thunder who battles to save hishomeland from an enemy force. Tom Hiddleston co-stars as hisconniving brother, Loki.

"The Best Man Holiday," a Christmas-themed sequel to 1999film "The Best Man," earned $30.6 million in its debut fromFriday through Sunday. In the new installment, nine stars fromthe original film, including Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard andMorris Chestnut, come back for a reunion that tests marriagesand friendships.

In third place, senior citizen buddy comedy "Last Vegas"rung up $8.9 million. The movie stars Robert De Niro, MorganFreeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline as four friends whogather for a bachelor party.

Universal Pictures, a unit of Comcast Corp,released "Best Man Holiday." "Last Vegas" was distributed by CBSFilms, a unit of CBS Corp.

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