Box Office Report: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Holds Off ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ and ‘Orient Express’

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

  1. Thor: Ragnarok – $56,600,000
  2. Daddy’s Home 2 – $30,000,000
  3. Murder on the Orient Express – $28,200,000
  4. A Bad Moms Christmas – $11,510,000
  5. Jigsaw – $3,420,000
  6. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – $2,070,000
  7. Geostorm – $1,545,000
  8. Blade Runner 2049 – $1,410,000
  9. Happy Death Day – $1,312,000
  10. 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)!

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Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston star in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (Photo © 2017 Disney/Marvel)