‘Thor: Ragnarok’ storms to $121m opening weekend in North America

Chris Hemsworth in 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Thor: Ragnarok finally made its debut in North American cinemas this week. After an excellent opening weekend at the international box office the film has repeated its success domestically. Reports are coming in that the film has made an estimated $121m over the three day weekend.

Starting with Thursday night previews the film was able to make $46.82m on Friday followed by $44.36m on Saturday. Estimates for Sunday have the Marvel three-quel making a further $29.83m for a total of $121m.

That’s a long way ahead of the $65.72m made by the first Thor in 2011. The God of Thunder’s second outing – Thor: The Dark World – made $85.73m in it’s opening weekend back in 2013. The first film in the franchise went on to make $449.32m worldwide whilst The Dark World grossed a total of $644.57m.

Most impressively Thor: Ragnarok has been able to gross $427m worldwide in under two weeks in cinemas. By the middle of next week it will have outgrossed the first film in its entire box office run.

In its second weekend at the international box office the film made a further $151.4m including a hugely impressive $55.6m in China. The overseas total for Thor: Ragnarok is currently $306m.

You can read our review of the film here!

In Marvel Studios Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger the Incredible Hulk!

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

Kevin Feige is producing with Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. The story is by Craig Kyle & Christopher Lost and Stephany Folsom, and the screenplay is by Eric Pearson.

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