Monday Morning Box Office Report: Thor: Ragnarok Explodes with $120 Million


It seems safe to say that Marvel has successfully redeemed the Thor series with Thor: Ragnarok, opening with $121 million domestically and bringing its worldwide total to $427 million after just ten days. That domestic debut is the seventh highest start for a movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, $35 million higher than Thor: The Dark World and a few million more than Spider-Man: Homecoming made earlier this year. Only Iron Man 2 and 3 made more when it comes to solo movies (technically Captain America: Civil War did too, but that was not really a solo movie), which seems to indicate that Marvel’s audience is still expanding. In second place, A Bad Moms Christmas made $21 million, which is slightly less than the original Bad Moms made last July. Jigsaw fell 59.7% in its second weekend, taking third place followed by Boo 2! A Madea Halloween and Geostorm. Elsewhere, faith-based film Let There Be Light managed to jump into the top 10 with $1.6 million after a significant expansion.

1. Thor: Ragnarok — $121M
2. A Bad Moms Christmas — $17M
3. Jigsaw — $6.7M
4. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween — $4.7M
5. Geostorm — $3M
6. Happy Death Day — $2.8M
7. Thank You for Your Service — $2.3M
8. Blade Runner 2049 — $2.2M
9. Only the Brave — $1.9M
10. Let There Be Light — $1.6M

  • 1138sw

    I’m very interested to see how JLA will perform. Will the bright sheen of Wonder Woman carry over into JLA movie? Or will all the creative and studio controversy sink the movie?

    Thor has expanded the Marvel audience…will JLA shrink the DC audience?

  • Jameson

    Regardless of quality, I should hope a Justice League movie can make at least as much money as Thor 3.

    I also assume the creative/studio controversies are generally unknown to the average person.

  • Lori Cerny

    RLM’s recent experience seeing Thor: Ragnarok is exactly why I don’t go to the theater to see certain films anymore – because of the varied audience they draw.

    I will stick to the niche films, like my viewing of Blade Runner 2049 which was spectacular due to the audience appreciation of the visuals and story-telling.

  • Tommy

    I’ll be disappointed if someone isn’t AT LEAST picking their nose and eating it next to Jay for Thor :)