Thor: Love And Thunder Box Office: Chris Hemsworth starrer will record the second-best global box office opening of 2022.
The highly-anticipated ‘Thor: Love And Thunder’ is finally arriving in theatres on Friday. The fourth movie in the Thor series is set to turbocharge the box office. It is poised to take the second-best global box office opening of 2022. The movie debuts on Friday in 4,300 North American theaters on July 8. It is launching in India, The United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand on July 7, 2022.
The early projections suggest that Thor: Love And Thunder will earn between $140 million and $160 million domestically (in the US and Canada) in its first weekend. With $150+ million coming in from international markets, a global opening of $300+ million is on cards.
Will record the second biggest opening of 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder will relish one of the biggest domestic opening weekends of 2022. It will rank above The Batman ($134 million) and somewhere in between Jurassic World: Dominion ($145 million) and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($185 million).
Set to smash Thor: Ragnarok opening weekend numbers
Based on early predictions, Thor 4 will also smash the opening weekend numbers of its predecessor. 2017’s beloved action-comedy Thor: Ragnarok opened to $123 million in North America. It went on to earn $315 million domestically and over $853 million worldwide.
Though $150 million is a good opening, it is less than Marvel’s last two movies, Doctor Strange 2 and Spider-Man: No Way Home. The main reason is that the bizarre superhero adventure doesn’t have the multiversal appeal that helped propel the box office numbers of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness or Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Overall, it’s been a great summer at the box office with movies like Minions: The Rise of Gru, Jurassic World: Dominion, and Top Gun: Maverick making it big.
Box office numbers of previous Thor movies
The first Thor (2011) movie, directed by Kenneth Branagh, garnered $181 million domestically and $450 million worldwide. Thor: The Dark World (2013) directed by Alan Taylor, made $206 million in North America and $644 million globally. The third movie Thor: Ragnarok earned $315 million domestically and over $850 million worldwide.