Disney and Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok has released today in the UK market, and the response is overwhelming. Let us take a look at the possible box office collections of this ambitious project both in North America and internationally.
The international opening of Thor 3, directed by Taika Waititi could be in a range of $85M-$100M, as reported by Deadline. Speculations are also rife that the opening could touch higher than $100M. Let us examine the box office collections of few of the other Marvel enterprises to gauge what Thor: Ragnarok can expect from the overseas and international box office.
Disney and Marvel’s 2013 release Thor: The Dark World had a $85.7 million domestic opening and a final total of $206.4 million.
Thor: The Dark World which was a more ‘darker’ take as compared to Thor: Ragnarok fetched approximately $645M on a global ($438.2M international) level. The film opened to $79.9M in the same suite of markets in 2013 and at today’s exchange rates. Doctor Strange is another Marvel film that opened to $88.1M last year around the same time by using today’s exchange and similar launch markets.
Thor: Ragnarok is being looked forward to with great anticipation with the first teaser trailer drawing 136M views worldwide within 24 hours of its release in April last year.
When it comes to the box office performance of Thor: Ragnarok in North America, there is every likelihood that the film will make a whooping $100 million or more in its opening weekend, as per Variety.
The reviews of Thor: Ragnarok is brilliant with Rotten Tomatoes giving 98%. The Guardian has given three stars while The Telegraph has opted for four and termed it as an “exhilaratingly fresh nostalgia trip.” According to Radio Times, Thor 3 is “a fabulous fantasy and the funniest Marvel movie yet.”
Thor 3 will release on October 25 in France, Italy, Korea, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, Indonesia, Philippines, and Taiwan. Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Netherlands, Portugal, and Hong Kong will see the film hit their theaters on October 26. The Crown Prince of Asgard will hit Spain, Iceland, Norway, South Africa, and Sweden on Friday, October 27. The film will make it to the theaters on November 2nd and 3rd in the rest of the world.
The star-cast of Thor: Ragnarok includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/the Hulk, , Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Karl Urban as Skurge, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.
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