Just how well is Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok performing? Box Office Mojo reports the third film of the Thor franchise has already earned more than either Thor or Thor: The Dark World did over their entire domestic theatrical runs. Just 10 days in, Thor: Ragnarok continued its hold on the top spot at the box office with a $56 million second weekend. That brings the comic book-inspired action comedy up to $211.5 million domestically. 2011’s Thor amassed $181 domestically during its theatrical run. 2013’s Thor: The Dark World performed better, grossing $206 million while in domestic theaters.
Thor: Ragnarok remained in first, however the weekend’s two new wide releases – Daddy’s Home 2 and Murder on the Orient Express – had impressive debut weekends. Daddy’s Home 2 didn’t match the first film’s $38 million opening weekend, but $30 million isn’t bad for a sequel. Daddy’s Home 2 didn’t screen for most critics, but those who did take in a showing gave it a rotten score of just 16% on Rotten Tomatoes. 2015’s Daddy’s Home also didn’t impress critics, however its RT score is a little higher at 30%.
2017’s new take on Murder on the Orient Express snagged a third place finish, ringing up $28 million which is just about what was expected of the adult drama. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the cast of the PG-13 murder mystery includes Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Daisy Ridley.
Box Office Top 10: November 10-12, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok – $56,600,000
- Daddy’s Home 2 – $30,000,000
- Murder on the Orient Express – $28,200,000
- A Bad Moms Christmas – $11,510,000
- Jigsaw – $3,420,000
- Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – $2,070,000
- Geostorm – $1,545,000
- Blade Runner 2049 – $1,410,000
- Happy Death Day – $1,312,000
- Lady Bird – $1,249,000 (in just 37 theaters)
The Thor: Ragnarok Plot: In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (played by Oscar winner Cate Blanchett. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)!