Thor: Love and Thunder Strikes a Mighty $143 Million on Opening Weekend


Thor: Love and Thunder finally made its thunderous premiere in theaters everywhere this weekend! With Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness having the biggest opening of the year thus far, expectations were high. Reviews for Thor 4 have been a bit mixed at best. While it’s sporting a “68% Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a “B+” on CinemaScore, the Taika Waititi-directed film has gone on to make some big cash within the first few days of release.

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After earning a mighty $29 million on Thursday night previews and storming up a total of $69 million on Friday, Thor: Love and Thunder strikes like lightning by making a franchise-best of $143 million on opening weekend! To compare where it lands within other MCU openings and the 2022 box office, let’s compare those numbers below!

Thor: Love and Thunder Box Office

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Thor: Love and Thunder is the 5th movie of the year to open at the $100 million mark and is the third-highest opening just after Jurassic World: Dominion ($145M). Love and Thunder is the 12th highest MCU opening. The movie has surpassed the series’ third entry Thor: Ragnarok ($122.7), Iron Man 2 ($128M), and Spider-Man: Homecoming ($117M), but comes behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2  ($146M). It’ll be interesting to see how it’ll perform at both domestic and worldwide box offices in the coming weeks.

This Week In The Box Office Top 5

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After setting a new record on the 4th of July weekend, Universal/Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru falls to second place with $45.6 million making for a 57% drop. In third and still going strong is Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick with $15.5 million. The sequel has already crossed the billion-dollar mark worldwide a few weeks back and is nearing $600M domestically very soon. In fourth place is Warner Bros. and Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic $11 million. Finally, in fifth place is Jurassic World: Dominion which made $8.4 million. The sixth entry in the Jurassic series has just crossed $800M worldwide.

For those who’ve seen Thor: Love and Thunder, what did you think of the movie? Where does it rank on your MCU list? Let us know in the comments below!


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Written by Devin Colson

I’m a huge geek when it comes to things like Marvel/DC, Star Wars, anime, etc. Bit of a movie buff. Disney kid at heart.