The God of Thunder lit up the box office opening weekend of “Thor: Love and Thunder” with $302 million worldwide.
U.S. Box Office
“Thor: Love and Thunder” earned $143 million at the U.S. box office for its opening weekend.
According to Box Office Mojo, the film played in 4,375 theaters across the country averaging $32,685 per theater.
The IMAX format alone brought in $13.8 million in North America.
The film opened closely in line with expectations in North America, where it scored the third-best opening of the pandemic era behind “Spider-Man: No Way Home” ($260 million) and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” ($187.4 million).
The first “Thor” debuted to $65.7 million in 2011, followed by $85.7 million for “Thor: The Dark World” in 2013. “Thor: Ragnarok” opened in 2017 with $122.7 million in U.S. box office.
That’s two big debuts back to back for director Taika Waititi with the Thor films
International Box Office
“Thor: Love and Thunder” earned another $159 million with the international box office, bringing the global total to that $302 million.
In Korea, the film earned $10 million, which accounted for about half of the nationwide box office for the weekend.
“Thor” also greatly benefitted from Imax, 3D, and other premium formats, which accounted for 36% of global ticket sales.
It is the fifth-biggest July debut for IMAX, with a $23 million total.
Disney in the Rest of the Top 10
While “Thor: Love and Thunder” grabbed the top spot at the U.S. box office this weekend, two other Disney titles landed in the Top 10.
Pixar’s “Lightyear” slipped from #6 to #7 with $2.9 million, bringing it to a $112,322,200 total for its four weeks in theaters.
And Thor’s Marvel friends in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” hang on to the #9 spot with $262,000, bringing it to $411,062,441 in ten weeks in theaters.
It’s worth noting that the film has been available on Disney+ for almost 3 weeks, and it’s still in the Top 10.
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