Variety is reporting that director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok is tracking for a $100 million-plus opening weekend in North America.
The site advises that the film is showing early projections of $100 million and growing as Thor: Raganrok will no doubt dominate the box office for early November making it the God of Thunder’s highest opening weekend. The Marvel film was originally tracking at an opening of around $90 million but due to the extremely positive reviews that the movie has gotten has no doubt boosted the overall domestic numbers as it currently sits at a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.
This, of course, bodes to be good news as the production for Thor: Ragnarok is estimated to have been around $180 million.
Directed by Taika Waititi, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins. Here’s the official synopsis:
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. But first he must survive a deadly gladictorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters on November 3, 2017.
7 Ways The Marvel Cinematic Universe Can Improve
Marvel Studios has changed the way that superhero films are being structured and looked upon. They have created a series of incredibly successful films under their umbrella and moved into television with several great shows (especially over on Netflix), making them a force to be reckoned with. However, Marvel has kind of become a little too comfortable when it comes to things like taking risks.
While Marvel’s films still get great reviews and are really entertaining for the most part, they also feel like safe bets. The Marvel Cinematic Universe films don’t really feel separate and there are things the studio can do to improve upon their already-winning formula. There are many things they can reach for and it’s a great time to look at these things as we move towards the release of Thor: Ragnarok, as well as next year’s Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
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