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Thor: Ragnarok Tracking For $100 Million Start in US

October 23, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Thor: Ragnarok is looking to open with over $100 million domestically, which would make it the best start for the solo franchise yet. Variety reports that tracking for the film at this point suggests a start over the $100 million magic number.

That’s ahead of the openings for both 2011’s Thor ($65.7 million) and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World ($85.7 million). While it would rank below ths starts for this year’s other MCU films in Spider-Man: Homecoming ($117 million) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($146.5 million), that could easily change as hype builds in the next two weeks. As a comparison, Wonder Woman was targeting a $65 million start three weeks before release. But great buzz and critical hype pushed it to a $103.3 million first weekend.

Currently, Thor: Ragnarok has very good early word with a stellar 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. So while it’s not guaranteed by any stretch, it would not be surprising to see it jump into the $120 million range or more depending on hype and awareness-building in the next week and a half.

The film is directed by Taika Waititi from a screenplay by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. It stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins. It releases on November 3rd.