Director Taika Waitii’s Thor: Ragnarok is running successfully and taking home big money this weekend. Jointly produced by Disney and Marvel Studios, Thor; Ragnarok is the third installment of the Thor franchise movies. Over the weekend, the film has earned up to $121 million from 4,080 theaters in North America, 41 percent more than the previous installment, Thor: The Dark World ($85.7 million), not accounting for inflation. In the Overseas market, the movie grossed another $151.4 million in its second weekend for a foreign collection of $306 million which took the worldwide collection to $427 million.
The success of Thor: Ragnarok can be credited to Chris Hemsworth who returns to play the strong protagonist and nails the role perfectly. It’s almost as if he is living the character, basically proving that there is no one more suitable for playing Thor on the screen other than him. The movie also introduced Cate Blanchett as Hela, goddess of death, who makes her first appearance in a superhero movie and without a doubt, she fits in the role perfectly.
Thor: Ragnarok has become a commercial success so much as that it has become the fourth best opening of the year till now.
Thor was with a doubt raised by Waititi’s unique vision and adding other significant characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, namely The Hulk ( played by Mark Ruffalo) and Doctor Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), who makes a cameo appearance. It was the similar policy Marvel used in Captain America: Civil War last year to ensure tremendous commercial success.
Other than Thor: Ragnarok, no other movie could create the buzz at the box office this weekend. ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn opened to a below expected $17 Million domestically. Meanwhile, ‘Jigsaw’ grossed shy below $7 million domestically and made into the top 3 movies at the box office of this weekend. Followed by which ‘Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ filled the 4th spot with domestic earnings of $4.65 million and with $3.05 million, ‘Geostorm’ took the 5th place.