The Marvel Cinematic Universe has done it again with Thor: Love and Thunder, which topped the box office this weekend.
The film is projected to earn between $135 million and $145 million in its opening weekend. Deadline.
The action film collected around $69.5 million on Friday alone, including previews from Thursday.
Number one: Thor: Love And Thunder takes the top spot and is expected to bring in more than $135 million in its opening weekend
“Thor: Love and Thunder” is expected to take the third-highest domestic opening of the year.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is in first place with an estimated $187 million in its opening weekend in the US, while Jurassic World Dominion is in first place with $145 million. Diversity.
Although Thor has appeared in other MCU films over the years, Thor: Love and Thunder is the fourth installment in the Thor universe.
With each additional sequel in the franchise, the higher the profits. “Thor” (2011) earned $449 million, “Thor: The Dark World” (2013) brought in double that with $644.8 million, and “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017) made $854 million.
The fourth installment of Thor: Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
Star-studded cast: Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi and Pom Klementieff attend the London screening of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
The plot of the film tells about Thor and the villain Horus, the butcher god, played by Christian Bale. To fight Horus, Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie, Korgo and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster.
The film is directed by Taika Waititi, who also directed films such as Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and JOJO PANTS (2019). The director also voices the character Korg.
While audiences seem eager to rush to the theaters to watch their favorite character on the big screen, critics seem less enthused.
In accordance with diversity, the film currently has a B+ in theaters, which is not exactly terrible and more favorable.
However, most MCU films generally receive an A- or higher, including the original Thor (2011).
Number Two: Minions: Rise Of Gru took first place last weekend but slipped to second
Deadline reported that RelishMixentertainment analytics company, expressed some concern about how critics and audiences would receive the film.
“The energy level and tone are wildly mixed, leaning toward the positive, as Thor’s chatter returns to the pre-pandemic MCU cynicism, playfulness, and criticism,” the corporation said.
“Some wonder if it’s a comedy, while others explain that this project goes from superhero to Taika Waititi’s improvisational playfulness.”
Owen Gleiberman, chief film critic Diversityalso discussed the film and Taika’s direction, stating that “it’s witty to see that if you don’t make fun of a Marvel movie while it’s being made, you can take it more seriously than the audience.”
Despite mixed critical reviews, that didn’t stop Thor from taking first place at the box office.
The Big Drop: Universal’s animation is down a whopping 70% after last weekend’s $128 big draw during premiere
In accordance with Numbers, Minions: The Rise of Gru fell 70% at the box office this weekend after opening to $128 million the previous week. Now animation is in second place.
Top Gun: Maverick dropped to third place at the box office this weekend after holding steady at number two for weeks. The film dropped by 38%.
Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is in fourth place after falling 38%, while Jurassic World Dominion dropped 50% to take fifth place this weekend.
Popular: Top Gun: Maverick has yet to waver from the top three slots since its first opening in late May