With Thor: Ragnarok set to open in North America at the start of November, the first tracking figures for the Marvel blockbuster are in, with Deadline reporting that the Taika Waititi-directed threequel is tracking an opening of between $100 million and $110 million.
Even at the lower end of the range, it would comfortably topple Thor: The Dark World’s $85.7 million opening in November 2013, as well as that of Marvel’s 2016 November release Doctor Strange, which debuted to $85 million. The original Thor pulled in $65.7 million in its opening weekend back in 2011.
Thor: Ragnarok could well open bigger than rival 2017 superhero movies Logan ($88.4 million) and Wonder Woman ($103.3 million), but tracking places it behind Spider-Man: Homecoming ($117.0 million) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($146.5 million).
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 threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.
Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features Marvel veterans Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk alongside Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Karl Urban as Skurge, Taika Waititi as Korg, Clancy Brown as Surtur, Rachel House as Topaz, Tadanobu Asano as Hogun and Sam Neill in an as-yet-unrevealed role. It is set for release on October 24th in the UK and November 3rd in the States.