The third entry into Marvel Studios’ Thor franchise has begun opening in international markets an although it doesn’t open stateside until next week, the film is slated for a monstrous opening weekend at the box office. According to Deadline, Thor: Ragnarok is tracking right around $125 million at the box office.
Say what? You read it, right MCU fans. Ragnarok‘s box office estimations — on opening weekend, at least — are tracking better than the majority of MCU movies currently released. Getting specific, should Ragnarok open at $125,000,000, it’ll be good enough for seventh in the MCU, behind both Avengers flicks, Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2.
That means it’d earn more money on opening weekend than heavy hitters like Spider-Man: Homecoming ($117 million) and the original Guardians of the Galaxy ($94 million).
It’d be the highest earning movie in the Thor franchise and it wouldn’t even be close. Netting $85 million on opening weekend was Thor: The Dark World (12th in MCU rankings), followed in 14th place by the original Thor ($65 million).
Only three Marvel Cinematic Universe movies have performed worse than Thor on opening weekend: Captain America: The First Avengers ($65 million), Ant-Man ($57 million), and The Incredible Hulk ($55 million).
Needless to say, I think it’s a safe bet that Ragnarok will be another commercial success for Feige & Co this year. Three $115 million+ openings domestically within certainly ought to get Kev a raise, don’t you think?