Thor Love and Thunder scores a massive box office debut for Marvel. The God of Thunder nabs over USD 300 million box office opening worldwide for Marvel.
According to Disney, “Thor: Love and Thunder,” the latest picture in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, grossed an estimated $143 million in its first weekend in theatres (DIS).
This figure aligns with industry predictions, which saw the picture grossing roughly $150 million in North America. Despite not being a record-breaking debut, or even Marvel’s greatest opening of the year (that honor goes to May’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”), it marks another good debut for Hollywood’s most dependable blockbuster brand.
So far, the picture has grossed $302 million worldwide, with Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor teaming up with Natalie Portman‘s The Mighty Thor to combat an evil force that is slaughtering gods.
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‘Thor Love and Thunder’ fails to rekindle the flame that ‘Ragnarok’ sparked.
The bad news is that “Love and Thunder” has received mixed reviews from both crowds and critics.
The film has a 68 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating and a “B+” CinemaScore from moviegoers. A “B+” from ticket buyers isn’t usually the end of the world, but it’s troubling for Marvel because these films are particularly designed to please the masses.
If the fanbase that watches a Marvel movie on opening weekend isn’t completely engrossed in what they’re viewing, there’s not much prospect for long-term box office growth.
In sum, if you fail to invigorate the opening weekend crowd — which would certainly be like a Marvel film of Thor reading a phone book for two hours — there aren’t many options for box office success in the weeks ahead.
For example, “Multiverse of Madness” made $187 million in its first weekend and received a “B+” audience rating. The film’s second weekend box office returns plunged 67 percent, and it was finally surpassed by Paramount’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” which has generated over $600 million domestically, thanks largely to tremendously strong word of mouth.
The lackluster reception has recently been a bit of a pattern for the superhero brand, with three of its last four films receiving a CinemaScore below “A.”
So, what’s the deal with Marvel?
For starters, Marvel’s brand may be diluted due to the abundance of Disney+ Marvel shows.
“However, commercial success does not necessarily directly correlate with quality,” Brian Lowry wrote on Friday. “A declining trend for the Disney-owned unit raises valid concerns about whether Marvel’s efforts to feed the parent studio’s streaming service, Disney+, have diluted its production.”
In addition, the films that followed the record-breaking success of 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame” appeared aimless due to a lack of overarching narratives.
Is this a sign that Marvel is in trouble? Hardly.
According to Comscore, Marvel is still the biggest blockbuster brand in Hollywood, with over $25 billion in worldwide movie office returns (SCOR). The highly anticipated “Black Panther” sequel (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”) is slated for November. The studio will finally throw down a one-two punch by introducing two of the comic book world’s most prominent superhero groups: the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.
In any case, theaters and Hollywood are thrilled to see a strong weekend like this as the industry seeks to return to pre-pandemic box office normalcy.
Thor Love and Thunder Cast and Crew
Thor Love and Thunder Writing Credits :
Written by Taika Waititi and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, story by Taika Waititi,
Based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee and Jason Aaron
Thor Love and Thunder Cast :
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Natalie Portman as Jane Foster / The Mighty Thor
Christian Bale as Gorr
Tessa Thompson as King Valkyrie
Taika Waititi as Korg / Old Kronan God (voice)
Russell Crowe as Zeus
Jaimie Alexander as Sif
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star-Lord
Dave Bautista as Drax (as David Bautista)
Karen Gillan as Nebula
Pom Klementieff as Mantis
Sean Gunn as Kraglin / On-Set Rocket
Vin Diesel as Groot (voice)
Bradley Cooper as Rocket (voice)
Carly Rees as Miek
Stephen Curry as King Yakan
Bobby Holland Hanton as Habooska The Horrible
Daley Pearson as Darryl The Tour Guide
Luka Bale as Infinity Conez Vendor
Kieron L. Dyer as Axl
Simon Russell Beale as Dionysus
Manny Spero as Chemo Ward Patient
Jonny Brugh as Rapu
Andrew Crawford as Flower God
Chanique Greyling as Young Frigga
Brooke Satchwell as Indigarrian Woman Glenda
Elsa Pataky as Wolf Woman
Zia Kelly as Pirate Woman
Rosangela Fasano as Alien Woman
Cameron Chapek as Baby Thor
Tristan Hemsworth as Kid Thor
Samson Alston as Teenage Thor
Alan Spies as Asgardian Pan Flute Player
Eliza Matengu as Grace (Axl’s Mother)
Simona Paparelli as Bao, God of Dumplings (as Simona Paparelli Wolf)
Nico Cortez as Aztec God
Priscilla Doueihy as Artemis God
Nicole Milinkovic as Elche Goddess
Chayla Korewha as Maori Princess
Imaan Hadchiti as Mayan God (as Imaan J Hadchiti)
Carmen Foon as Minerva
Clariza Vicente as Goddess of the Dead
Kuni Hashimoto as Jademurai God
Stephen Hunter as Fur God
Justin Paul Hitchcock as Masked God
Nazih Kheir as Masked God
Janessa Dufty as Dancing God
Ava Caryofyllis as Young Jane
Chloé Gouneau as Jane’s Mother (as Chloe Gouneau)
Ben Sinclair as Science Friend
Jane Yubin Kim as Asgardian Doctor
Dave Cory as Kronan Dwayne
Thor Love and Thunder release date : 7th July 2022
Thor Love and Thunder Running Time : 1h 59m
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