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Orient Express No Match for Thor at Box Office

In fact, Daddy's Home 2 finished in second place
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 12, 2017 11:42 AM CST
Orient Express No Match for Thor at Box Office
This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Johnny Depp in a scene from "Murder on the Orient Express."   (Nicola Dove/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

(Newser) – The God of Thunder isn't ready to relinquish his box office throne yet. Studios on Sunday estimate that Thor: Ragnarok added $56.6 million from North American theaters in its second weekend in theaters, bringing its domestic total to $211.6 million. It easily beat out new openers including the comedy sequel Daddy's Home 2 and the lavish Agatha Christie adaptation Murder on the Orient Express.

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Paramount's Daddy's Home 2, which adds John Lithgow and Mel Gibson to the Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg formula, took second place with $30 million. The star-studded Murder on the Orient Express, meanwhile, screeched into third place with an estimated $28.2 million. A Bad Mom's Christmas took fourth with $11.5 million in weekend two and Jigsaw rounded out the top five with $3.4 million.

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