Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok is yet another big hit for the company. The threequel, which reinvents the Mighty Avenger’s solo franchise, has earned rave reviews from critics and audiences, while it was already making money overseas last week. Now that the film has hit North America, it is earning a thunderous debut.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Ragnarok has grossed an estimated $121 million in its domestic opening weekend. This is way ahead of the other two Thor movies, while it is the fourth biggest opening of the year so far. It is also the seventh biggest November opening in history, behind sequels in the Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games franchises.
Overseas, Ragnarok earned an additional $151.4 million this week, with its total now $306 million. This brings its worldwide total to a whopping $427 million. The film has a couple weeks to itself before DC Films’ Justice League takes over, but it should still maintain strong legs throughout the fall season.
Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis had this to say about Ragnarok‘s success. “Because of the strength of the Marvel team, it affords the license to bring in storytellers that have the ability to infuse tone and style that keeps each of these films feeling unbelievably fresh. The $13 billion grossed by the 17 MCU titles averages out to $800 million per film globally. Just as impressive, if not more, is the consistency from a quality standpoint.”
Stay tuned for more box office updates as we have them.
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