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LOS ANGELES — The God of Thunder isn’t ready to relinquish his box office throne yet.

Studios estimated Sunday 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. Globally, the latest Marvel movie has earned $650.1 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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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, with Kenneth Branagh (who also directed) and his impressive mustache as Hercule Poirot, screeched into third place with an estimated $28.2 million.

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A Bad Mom’s Christmas, starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn, took fourth with $11.5 million in its second weekend and Jigsaw, the latest Saw horror movie, rounded out the top five with $3.4 million.

Final numbers are expected Monday.

Contributing: Kim Willis

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