Not that this is very surprising, but Marvel and Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok made its North American debut on Friday and had an absolutely thunderous opening weekend. Despite projections placing it at around $100 million, the threequel took in $121 million, making it the biggest opening for any Thor film and the ninth biggest opening for a Marvel Studios movie. Not to mention it was also the fourth highest domestic opening of 2017.
After raking in $46.82 million on Friday and $44.36 million on Saturday, the pic is expected to earn an additional $29.83 million today. Meanwhile, overseas, it continues to perform well, too. Bringing in $55.6 million from China this weekend, it now sits pretty with an international total of $306 million, which brings its worldwide gross to $427 million. Suffice it to say, the folks at Marvel must be smiling from ear to ear.
All of this is even more welcome to hear as not a lot of people had high hopes for the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), featuring what many described as one of the blandest superheroes on screen. Yet, Waititi managed to give us a splendid adventure that had us glued to our seats. There was no Captain America, Iron Man, or Spider-Man in this flick, but none of us missed them for a single second as Thor and his companions ran rampant and entertained.
With all that in mind, it’s no wonder Waititi is beginning to drop hints about working with Marvel on a future project. The New Zealand filmmaker is currently one of the most sought-after creators in the business, and though his zany Black Widow pitch might be too much of a stretch, it’s nigh on certain that he’ll be back working within the MCU sooner rather than later. Other Marvel characters are still on the table, it seems, though the director will likely stick with the God of Thunder. And can you really blame him?
Thor: Ragnarok is now playing in theaters worldwide. Tell us, have you seen the threequel yet? If so, did you enjoy it? Be sure to sound off down below with your thoughts!