Box Office Report: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Hammers Home a 1st Place Finish

Positive word of mouth and strong reviews helped Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok top the first and second films of the solo Thor film series’ opening weekend numbers. Thor: Ragnarok posted an impressive $121 million domestically over its first three days at the box office, easily besting 2013’s Thor: The Dark World‘s $85 million opener. The original Thor film with Chris Hemsworth earned $65 million during its first three days in theaters back in 2011.

The Bad Moms sequel, A Bad Mom’s Christmas, also helped kick off the holiday movie season on a positive note. Launching in theaters on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, A Bad Mom’s Christmas reunited the main cast of the 2016 R-rated comedy – Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn – for more female-driven fun. Over its first five days in theaters, A Bad Mom’s Christmas rang up $21.5 million. That opening is behind the 2016 Bad Moms which grossed $23.8 million over its first three days.

Up Next: The comedy sequel Daddy’s Home 2 with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, as well as the latest screen adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.

Box Office Top 10: November 3-5, 2017

  1. Thor: Ragnarok – $121,005,000
  2. A Bad Moms Christmas – $17,030,000
  3. Jigsaw – $6,700,000
  4. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – $4,650,000
  5. Geostorm – $3,035,000
  6. Happy Death Day – $2,815,000
  7. Thank You for Your Service – $2,260,000
  8. Blade Runner 2049 – $2,235,000
  9. Only the Brave – $1,190,000
  10. Let There Be Light – $1,631,000

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)!

Thor: Ragnarok Box Office Numbers
Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, and Tessa Thompson in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (Photo © 2017 Disney/Marvel)