JAKARTADAILY.ID – Disney and Marvel Studios’ superhero sequel "Thor: Love and Thunder" lit up the cinemas with the best opening among all four Thor films, earning $143M domestically and earning $159M overseas, for a $302M global total.
Thor: Love and Thunder was a success at the box office, earning US$143 million in the first weekend.
The movie's weekend success beat its own record Thor: Ragnarok (2017) which reached US$122.7 million, Thor (2011) with US$65.7 million, and Thor Dark World (2013) which reached US$85.7 million.
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Thor 4's weekend earnings is said to be the third-biggest Hollywood weekend debut during the pandemic era, and the second-best in 2022 after Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness.
According to booxofficepro.com, here are the records set by Thor: Love and Thunder.
#30 opening weekend of all time
#12 opening weekend among Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) titles
#4 opening weekend of the pandemic era
The top five overseas markets to date include; South Korea ($15.3M), U.K. ($14.8M), Australia ($13.8M), Mexico ($11.8M), India ($8.3M)
Critics were unfazed however, with the latest Thor installment earning a 68 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a "B+" for the movie. By comparison, Ragnarok has a 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and an "A-" for the movie.
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Thor: Ragnarok's directorTaika Waititi returned to direct "Love and Thunder," in which Hemsworth's Norse god meets his former lover Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who now wields Mjollnir and plays the mighty Thor.
Together, they embark on a journey to defeat galactic villain Gorr the God Butcher bent on getting rid of all divine things in the universe. (nadira_rahmadini)
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