‘Thor 4’ Dangerous with $143 million best opening franchise – The Hollywood Reporter
Marvel and Disney’s Thor: Love and Thunder fueled the summer box office rally with a domestic cume of $143 million, the best of an indie series starring Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding superhero.
The picture opened in line with expectations in North America, where it scored the third-best opening of the post-pandemic era Spider-Man: There’s no way home ($260 million) and Doctor Strange in Madness’ Multiverse ($187.4 million).
Thor: Love and Thunder also performed well overseas, earning $159 million from a global start of $302 million.
Disney and Marvel movies are direct sequels to Thor: Ragnarok – both are directed by accomplished filmmaker Taika Waititi – and are the fourth entry in God of thunder independent franchise. It is also the 29th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s empire of titles.
The God of thunder movies that have never been known for their large openings. Ragnorok hit the best with $122.7 million in 2017. First God of thunder debuted with $65.7 million in 2011, followed by $85.7 million for Thor: Dark World in 2013.
The audience gave Thor: Love and Thunder a B + CinemaScore, compared to an A for Ragnorak.
The film reunites Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, while newcomers to the franchise include Christian Bale. The cast also includes Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Waititi and Russell Crowe.
The parade was the busiest since the COVID-19 hit, between Thor 4, Minions: The Rise of Gru, Top Gun: Maverick, Sorcerer Supreme and Jurassic World Dominionwith others.
Estimated domestic sales for the weekend of July 8 to 10 are expected to hit $235 million – up 98% from last year when Black Widow opened and more significantly increased by 92% compared to 2019, several months before the pandemic hit.
Minions 2 2nd place for its second week with $45.6 million out of $210.1 million and $399.9 million, making it the most successful family title since the crisis. COVID-19 occurs.
Top Gun: Maverick still high on the charts with $15.5 million of a total of $597.4 million domestically – now just days away from surpassing $600 million – and $1.183 billion worldwide bridge.
Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic Elvis earned $11 million domestically to come in at No. 4. The film ended Sunday with a domestic total of $91.2 million and $155.1 million globally.
Jurassic World 3 broke into the top 5 with $8.1 million for a massive global cume of $826.5 million.
More to come.