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‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Takes Top Spot at Box Office Opening Weekend

Thor with Stormbreaker

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

Thor: Love and Thunder

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.

Thor and Valkyrie

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"

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.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Did you see “Thor: Love and Thunder” this weekend? Let us know what you thought of it!