Heading towards a predicted $100m+ domestic total at the US box office this weekend, Thor: Raganrok delivered an estimated $14.5m in Thursday night previews. That places it in seventh position in the Marvel Cinematic Universe preview chart (see below), just behind Spider-Man: Homecoming, which debuted to $15.4m earlier this year. Spidey went on to gross $117m for the weekend, so the God of Thunder should be there-or-there-abouts when the dust settles on Monday.
- Avengers: Age of Ultron – $27.6m preview ($191.27m opening)
- Captain America: Civil War – $25m preview ($179.14m opening)
- Marvel’s The Avengers – $18.7m from midnight screenings ($207.44m opening)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $17m preview ($146.5m opening)
- Iron Man 3 – $15.6m preview ($174.14m opening)
- Spider-Man: Homecoming – $15.4m preview ($117m opening)
- Thor: Ragnarok – $14.5m preview
- Guardians of the Galaxy – $11.2m preview ($94.32m opening)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $10.3m preview ($95.02m opening)
- Doctor Strange – $9.4m preview ($85m opening)
- Iron Man 2 – $7.5m from midnight screenings ($128.12m opening)
- Thor: The Dark World – $7.1m preview ($85.74m opening)
- Ant-Man – $6.4m preview ($57.23m opening)
- Captain America: The First Avenger – $4m from midnight screenings ($65.06m opening)
- Iron Man – $3.5m preview ($98.6m opening)
- Thor – $3.25m from midnight screenings ($65.72m opening)
- The Incredible Hulk – $1.6m from midnight screenings ($55.4m opening)
As of Thursday, the international tally for Taika Waititi’s all conquering film stands at $165m. We’ll keep you updated as the weekend numbers roll in.
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 directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, JeffGoldblum as the Grandmaster, Karl Urban as Skurge, Taika Waititi as Korg, Clancy Brown as Surtur, Rachel House as Topaz, Tadanobu Asano as Hogun, Ray Stevenson as Volstagg and Zachary Levi as Fandral.