Marvel Studios‘ Thor: Ragnarok thundered to an estimated $121 million domestically this weekend from 4,080 theaters, marking the 17th consecutive No. 1 Marvel Cinematic Universe debut out of 17 films and its 8th $100 million+ opening. The domestic debut ranks as the No. 4 opening of the year and, along with Beauty and the Beast ($174.8 million) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($146.5M), gives The Walt Disney Studios three of the top four debuts of 2017, while the debuts of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok ($121 million) and Spider-Man: Homecoming ($117 million) give Marvel Studios three of the top five debuts of 2017. Thor: Ragnarok’s debut marks a 41% increase over the $85.7 million debut of the franchise’s previous installment, 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and an 84% increase over the $65.7 million debut of its first installment, 2011’s Thor. Made for $180 million, Thor: Ragnarok received an A CinemaScore from audiences.
Combined with an estimated international total of $306 million (including an international weekend of $151 million), Thor: Ragnarok‘s global total stands at $427 million. This is the second weekend of play for about half the international markets, with virtually all remaining markets opening day and date with the U.S. Among new markets, China posted the biggest industry opening weekend ever for a November release. The international highlights so far include: China ($55.6M); UK ($27.2M); Korea ($25.8M); Brazil ($19.3M); Australia ($15.5M); France ($14.9M); Mexico ($10.8M); Indonesia ($9.5M); Germany ($8.9M); Italy ($8.1M); Taiwan ($8.0M); Spain ($7.1M); and Philippines ($6.8M).
Thor: Ragnarok‘s box office weekend means that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now earned $13.085 billion globally as of today, as well as over $5.08 billion domestically.
The Taika Waititi-directed Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins.