Thor: Ragnarok global box office explodes to $427 million
Marvel Studios‘ Thor: Ragnarok thundered to an estimated $121 million domestically this weekend from 4,080 theaters, marking the 17th consecutive No. 1 Marvel Cinematic Universe debut out of 17 films and its 8th $100 million+ opening. The domestic debut ranks as the No. 4 opening of the year and, along with Beauty and the Beast ($174.8 million) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($146.5M), gives The Walt Disney Studios three of the top four debuts of 2017, while the debuts of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok ($121 million) and Spider-Man: Homecoming ($117 million) give Marvel Studios three of the top five debuts of 2017. Thor: Ragnarok’s debut marks a 41% increase over the $85.7 million debut of the franchise’s previous installment, 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and an 84% increase over the $65.7 million debut of its first installment, 2011’s Thor. Made for $180 million, Thor: Ragnarok received an A CinemaScore from audiences.
Combined with an estimated international total of $306 million (including an international weekend of $151 million), Thor: Ragnarok‘s global total stands at $427 million. This is the second weekend of play for about half the international markets, with virtually all remaining markets opening day and date with the U.S. Among new markets, China posted the biggest industry opening weekend ever for a November release. The international highlights so far include: China ($55.6M); UK ($27.2M); Korea ($25.8M); Brazil ($19.3M); Australia ($15.5M); France ($14.9M); Mexico ($10.8M); Indonesia ($9.5M); Germany ($8.9M); Italy ($8.1M); Taiwan ($8.0M); Spain ($7.1M); and Philippines ($6.8M).
Thor: Ragnarok‘s box office weekend means that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now earned $13.085 billion globally as of today, as well as over $5.08 billion domestically.
The Taika Waititi-directed Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins.
STXfilms‘ A Bad Moms Christmas opened on Wednesday, November 1st in 3,615 theaters in North America and earned an estimated five-day sum of $21.6 million. The sequel grossed about $17 million for the weekend, putting it in second place. Made for $28 million, A Bad Moms Christmas received a B CinemaScore from audiences. With the film’s international opening this week in 15 territories for an estimated overseas five-day sum of $7 million, the worldwide total box office is up to $28.56 million. The first film, Bad Moms, opened to $23.8 million in July of 2016. It went on to earn $113 million domestically and $70.7 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $183.9 million. Again written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the sequel stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Cheryl Hines, Christine Baranski and Susan Sarandon.
In its second weekend, Lionsgate’s Jigsaw dropped 60% in ticket sales and grossed $6.7 million in third place. The eighth installment in the franchise has collected $28.8 million domestically so far. Overseas, Jigsaw added $13.7 million from 62 markets to push its international total to $30.7 million and worldwide total to nearly $60 million. Made for about $10 million, Jigsaw was directed by Peter and Michael Spierig. The film stars Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Hannah Emily Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Paul Braunstein, Brittany Allen, and Josiah Black.
In fourth place, Lionsgate sequel Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween added $4.7 million its third weekend, for a total of $42.9 million so far. Directed, written, produced by and starring Tyler Perry, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween also stars Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Yousef Erakat, Lexy Panterra, Andre Hall, Diamond White, Brock O’Hurn, and Tito Ortiz. It cost $25 million to make.
Rounding out the top five was Geostorm (Warner Bros. Pictures), which grossed $3 million and has earned $28.8 million after three weeks. Internationally, the film added $17.5 million from 13,000 screens to bring its overseas total to $153.6 million. The global total stands at $182.4 million. Directed by Dean Devlin, the $120 million-budgeted disaster film stars Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Wu, Eugenio Derbez, Amr Waked, Adepero Oduye, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia, Robert Sheehan, and Zazie Beetz.
Disney/Pixar’s Coco added $10.4 million in Mexico this weekend to bring its two-week total to $27.6 million in the country. Coco has earned more in its first 10 days in Mexico than any other animated film ever has in its first 10 days. Coco, featuring the voices of Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Renee Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Jaime Camil, Sofia Espinosa, Luis Valdez, Lombardo Boyar, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, Selena Luna, opens in the U.S. and additional international territories beginning November 22.