Thor: Ragnarok has a thunderous box office debut

In a world where the third entry in a film series is supposed to deliver lesser returns, the latest Marvel Studios epic has bucked the trend, and delivered and outstanding debut. Here’s what went down:

Thor: Ragnarok arrived in theaters this weekend with a thunderous slam dunk, bringing in an estimated $121 million. That’s significantly more than 2011’s Thor ($65 million) and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World ($85 million) delivered on their respective opening weekends. Having Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk certainly helped out, but director Taika Waititi’s humours tone definitely put the film on a unique path that other Marvel movies haven’t taken.

I had the chance to see the film last night, and thoroughly enjoyed it. All the performances were outstanding, with standout Chris Hemsworth delivering Thor with a mix of buffoonery and bravery. A lot of the laughs come at the character’s expense, but he’s never a humiliating butt of a joke. Shit just happens to him, and the God of Thunder has to roll with the punches. Epic, funny and touching, Thor: Ragnarok delivers, and audience turned out in force to support it.

As for the rest of the top five, A Bad Moms Christmas brought in $17.1 million. It was followed in third place by Jigsaw with an estimated $6.5 million. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween was in fourth place with $4.65, while Geostorm closed things out in fifth place with $3 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Thor: Ragnarok – $125 million
2) A Bad Moms Christmas – $20 million
3) Geostorm – $4 million
4) Jigsaw – $3.5 million
5) Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – $3 million

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) Thor: Ragnarok – $121 million
2) A Bad Moms Christmas – $17.1 million
3) Jigsaw – $6.5 million
4) Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – $4.65 million
5) Geostorm – $3 million

Next weekend sees the release of Daddy’s Home 2 and Murder on the Orient Express. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our prediction!



About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on November 5, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, Marvel, movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I would’ve been shocked it it had done less. 🙂

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