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
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)
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(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.

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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