Thor: Ragnarok Beats Guardians Vol. 2 And Doctor Strange Overseas


The God of Thunder is about to make his presence felt at the domestic box office.

Figures relayed by Variety this past week revealed that Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel and Taika Waititi’s imminent threequel, is now tracking for a $100 million plus debut in North America across the weekend of November 3rd. To put that forecast into perspective, the original Thor and its sequel, The Dark World, opened to $65.7 million and $85.7 million, respectively, which only makes this revelation all the more impressive and exciting.

It’s not just on home turf that the threequel will be bringing in the big bucks, either, as overseas, Ragnarok opened to a huge $107.6 million this weekend. That puts it ahead of several well received MCU installments, like Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and bodes very well for its upcoming domestic debut.

Not that anyone’s really worried, mind you, as the pic has been earning rave reviews from nearly every critic and has Marvel fans smiling from ear to ear, as they relish in the fact that the God of Thunder finally has a truly great solo film. All signs point to this being another huge box office hit for the studio then and we’re certainly looking forward to seeing how it performs when it touches down in North America.

Already screening in the UK and other territories across the globe, Thor: Ragnarok will open Stateside on November 3rd. And if you’re curious, here’s a list of cameos you may have missed, while we’ve also compiled a guide of the film’s biggest and best easter eggs, which you can check out here. Suffice it to say, there’s a lot to look out for and you’d best be keeping your eyes peeled when you head into the theatre.