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Thor: Ragnarok Repeats at the Top of the Box Office

It’s not surprising, but Thor: Ragnarok repeated at the top of the box office with an estimated $56.6 million over the weekend. The film also added $76 million to its international total as well.

The film has earned $211.6 million domestically, $438.5 million internationally, and $650.1 million worldwide. That domestic total in ten days is more than the first two films’ entire domestic run. It will easily pass Doctor Strange‘s $232 million which opened the same weekend last year. It has also passed the worldwide totals of the first two films.

In second place was Daddy’s Home 2 which earned $30 million off of a $69 million budget. That’s $8.7 million less than the original film when it debuted.

In third place was another new film, Murder on the Orient Express which brought in an estimated $28.2 million. That film has a $55 million budget. At the foreign box office the film has earned $57.2 million.

In fourth place was A Bad Moms Christmas which dropped from last weekend’s second place. It added an estimated $11.5 million to its domestic total to bring it to $39.9 million.

In fifth place was Jigsaw which dropped from third. It added $3.4 million to its total to bring it to $79.1 million worldwide on a $10 million budget.

In other comic movie numbers…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle earned $420,000 after 8 weeks to bring its worldwide total to $393.1 million.

My Friend Dahmer expanded its theater count and brought in $190,000 from 45 theaters. It has now brought in $243,207.

Blade of the Immortal decreased its theater count to bring in $18,000 to up its domestic total to $98,581.

We’ll be back in an hour to dive deeper into this year’s comic movie earnings.

Thor: Ragnarok Smashes with $121 Domestic Opening & Record Debut in China

Thor: Ragnarok is the beginning of the holiday movie season and it started out strong with a little over $121 million opening in North America. That’s the seventh largest opening for a Marvel Cinematic film and beat this year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming which opened with $117 million. Thor opened with $65.7 million to go on and gross $181 million (not adjusted) domestically and $449.3 million worldwide in 2011 while Thor: The Dark World opened with $85.7 million and went on to gross $206.3 million (not adjusted) domestically and $644.6 million worldwide in 2013.

The film received an “A” Cinemascore with an audience that was 56% male and 44% female, and 63% over the age of 25.

Overseas, the film opened with an estimated $55.6 million in China, the largest ever for a November release. It also debuted with $5.2 million in India, $10.8 million in Mexico, $8.9 million in Germany, $3.5 million in Japan, and $3.7 million in Russia.

The film’s debut has pushed Marvel over $13 billion globally and $5 billion domestically.

It was a given this film would debut in first place and A Bad Moms Christmas took second with a $21.5 million five day domestic gross, it opened on Wednesday, and $17 million weekend. Internationally, the film brought in $6.67 million. Last year, the original film opened with $23.8 million and the sequel has an $8 million higher budget and debuted in more theaters, so it’s a slightly worse debut. That’s domestically, internationally, the film is ahead of the original.

Jigsaw came in third dropping from last week’s third. The film earned $6.7 million to bring its domestic total to $28.8 million.

In fourth place was Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween with $4.7 million and $43 million domestically so far.

Rounding out the top five was Geostorm which earned $3 million to bring its domestic total to $28.8 million.

In other comic movie adaptations….

My Friend Dahmer came in at #39 with $45,000 from four theaters and manga Blade of the Immortal debuted with $42,000 from 30 theaters to come in at #41.

We’ll have more discussion of this year’s comic films in an hour.

Jigsaw Wins the Weekend Box Office

Did Netflix’s Stranger Things beat the weekend box office? That’s a theory for the down earnings. Which saw one of the worst weekends of the year and $18 million less than last year.

Lionsgate‘s Jigsaw won the weekend earning an estimated $16.25 million. The film is the latest in the Saw franchise. The film has just a $10 million budget so the debut was good but the franchise isn’t debuting with the strength it once had. Internationally the film earned $9.5 million from 46 markets. It still has to debut in Italy, France, Belgium, Australia, and South Korea.

The film had a “B” CinemaScore and was 51% female audience and 52% under the age of 25. Expect the film to drop quickly as far as dollars in but it’ll be a success for Lionsgate.

Lionsgate also had the number two spot with Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween which earned an estimated $10 million. The film has earned $35.5 million domestically on a $25 million budget. The first film had earned $52.5 million at the same point in its run.

Geostorm was in third place and earned an estimated $5.7 million with a domestic total of $23.5 million. The film has also earned $113.4 million at the foreign box office for a total of $137 million from a $120 million budget.

In fourth place was Happy Death Day with an estimated $5.1 million. The film has earned $68.6 million worldwide on a $4.8 million budget. Comic writer Scott Lobdell who penned this film should be very happy with these results.

Rounding out the top five was Blade Runner 2049 which earned an estimated $4 million to bring its domestic total to $81.4 million and $223.4 million worldwide on a $150 million budget. The film debuted in China and didn’t receive the boost it hoped earning just $7.6 million. The film also debuted at #1 in Japan with an estimated $2.7 million.

Thank You For Your Service opened at #6 with an estimated $3.7 million, Suburbicon opened at #9 with a disappointing $2.8 million from 2,046 theaters and Let there be Light debuted at #11 with an impressive $1.9 million from 373 theaters.

The big news though is the debut of Thor: Ragnarok which opened in 36 international markets with $107.6 million. That opening is 4% above Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and 22% above Doctor Strange. The film opens in North American theaters this coming week as well as Germany, Russia, China, Japan, Mexico, Austria, and more (almost 100% of the global marketplace).

In other comic adaptations….

Kingsman: The Golden Circle came in at #14 adding $1.6 million to its total.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations!

5 Scariest Movie Villains Since 2000

I used to not understand fans of horror movies, but in recent times, I have been expanding my horizons. While I still have a long way to go, I think I now have a better understanding of the appeal of horror movies, their plots, and especially their villains.

Having said that, why don’t we take a look at some of the scariest movie villains from the past decade or so? If you want to scare the crap out of people with your costume this Halloween, you can go as one of them.

Voldemort (Harry Potter)

Harry Potter has changed the lives of countless people, and while it is not technically a horror story, it does have its share of scary characters, of which Lord Voldemort in his gory glory is the scariest. The books and the movies both portray him as the evilest of evil, but his portrayal in the movies can give you nightmares.


The Joker (The Dark Knight)

The Batman franchise has been going on for decades, and the Joker has always been one of his best foes. The Dark Knight’s Heath Ledger is the scariest of them all, not only because of the awesome makeup work, but also because of his portrayal of the character. He just screams crazy while not even literally screaming, and not the kind of crazy that makes you laugh.

The Joker

Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw 3D)

One look at that face, and who wouldn’t be scared? Leatherface is the villain in the (yet another remake) of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In 2013, Texas Chainsaw 3D was released. While the movie was a flop, its chainsaw-wielding villain is certainly not. Contrarily, I bet that anyone who has watched the movie would say he’s the stuff nightmares are made of.


Chucky (Curse of Chucky)

Disclaimer: I haven’t seen any of the Chucky movies because I am terrified of this doll. In fact, horrific children and dolls scare me more than anything else.

Setting that aside, take a look at that poster. The combination of Chucky’s face and the tagline is enough to give one the creeps. Bloodshed and chaos from a freaky doll. Don’t tell me that’s not scary!


Jigsaw (Saw)

Saw is one of the horror movies I’ve seen that contributed to a lot of sleepless nights. Jigsaw, the serial killer, not only looks freaky, but his psychological games increase his scary factor.


For sure, there are more scary villains than these five, but you can’t go wrong with any of them if your goal is to be noticed this Halloween. Which one is your favorite villain?

This post was written by Kelvin of Pure Costumes, the site where you can find anything and everything when it comes to dressing up as someone else.