Marvel's newest feature film 'Thor: The Dark World' has thundered its way to the top of the US Box Office on its opening weekend. The comic book inspired thriller starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins eclipsed all other cinematic competition as it earned an impressive $86.1 million since its release on Friday (Nov 8th).

Chris Hemsworth as 'Thor' and Anthony Hopkins as Odin

The sequel to 2011's 'Thor' $7.1 million in Thursday-night previews and Friday-midnight screenings, its studio reported on Friday.

According to Box Office Mojo, 'Thor: The Dark World' surpassed its predecessor on opening its debut, which earned $65.7 million in a May weekend release two years ago.

The newest Marvel instalment sees Australian actor, Chris Hemsworth, return as the hammer yielding 'Thor' who attempts to deal with the after math of 'The Avengers' (2012) and restore order in the universe. However an ancient enemy re-emerges, so old it's older than the universe itself, and seeks revenge on the world that once plunged him into darkness.

Tom Hiddleston returns as the disgraced brother of 'Thor'

'Thor' fights to save all nine realms from this primeval race led by 'Malekith', an enemy so fierce 'Thor' has to turn to his disgraced half-brother 'Loki' (Hiddleston) for help.

The most challenging journey yet for 'Thor' leads him to reunite with his love interest, Jane Foster (Portman), and they work together to save an endangered Earth. This is an epic tale of bravery and great sacrifice which may explain why cinemagoers have chosen to watch this over the weekend.

Watch the 'Thor: The Dark World' trailer here

'Thor: The Dark World' eclipsed all competition on its release, but in second place is the hidden camera comedy 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa' which finished with $11.3 million and the 3D animated film 'Free Birds' took the 3rd position with $11.2 million.

Landing at No4 is 'Last Vegas, a comedy starring Hollywood legends Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Klien, raked in $11.1 million. Finishing off the top 5 is last week's No.1 'Ender's Game' which earned $10.25.

Read Contact Music's 'Thor: The Dark World' film review here

Natalie Portman returns as 'Thor's' love interest 'Jane Foster'

The list below is compiled by Box Office Mojo:

1.Thor: The Dark World: $86.1 million

2. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa: $11.3 million

3. Free Birds: $11.2 million

4. Last Vegas: $11.1 million

5. Ender's Game: $10.25 million

6. Gravity: $8.4 million

7. 12 Years a Slave: $6.6 million

8. Captain Phillips: $5.8 million

9. About Time: $5.2 million

10. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2: $2.8 million