Thor: Love and Thunder delivers an opening worthy of a god
Thor: Love and Thunder was the top of the box office with an impressive $143 million. That’s the third biggest domestic opening of the year. Internationally, the film grossed $159 million for a worldwide debut of $302 million.
Domestically, the film beat Thor: Ragnarok which opened with $122.7 million in 2017. That film went on to gross $315.1 million domestically, $535.4 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $850.5 million.
Reviews Love and Thunder have been a bit mixed like the recent Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. That didn’t seem to hurt that film so it’s unlikely to hurt this one, but, we’ll see.
Minions: The Rise of Gru lasted just one week at the top of the box office coming in second this weekend. It earned an estimated $45.6 million to bring its domestic total to $210.1 million. Over the week, the film grossed around $96.1 million internationally, to bring that to $189.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $399.9 million after two weeks.
Top Gun: Maverick came in third with an estimated $15.5 million. Domestically, the film has grossed $597.4 million after 7 weeks. Over the week it grossed around $41.7 million internationally to lift that to $586.2 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $1.184 billion. With the success a talk of more movies has begun and should be expected.
Elvis wiggled its hips into fourth place with $11 million. Domestically, the film has grossed $91.1 million after 3 weeks. $17.8 million was earned over the week internationally to bring that total to $64 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $155.1 million.
Rounding out the top five was Jurassic World Dominion which earned an estimated $8.4 million. Domestically, the film has grossed $350.3 million. Over the week, the film added about $33.4 million to its international gross to increase that to $526.1 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $876.5 million.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness came in ninth place earning $262,000 and bringing its domestic total to $411.1 million. Internationally, the film grossed about $1.6 million over the week to bring that to $542.4 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $953.5 million. The film is inching towards $1 billion, will it cross the line? It doesn’t look like it’ll have enough juice to get there.
Initial numbers has 47 films earning $238,305,756 from 26,576 theaters. That’s an increase from last weekend’s already impressive $190,125,476 from 27,735 theaters. It’s another strong weekend for 2022. The average earning was $8,966.95 this past weekend, an increase from the previous weekend’s $6,855.07.