“Thor: Ragnorak” hammered the box office competition this first weekend of November with an estimated domestic opening of $121 million, Box Office Mojo reports.
Chris Hemsworth is back for his fifth bout as the titular Asgard demi-god Avenger seeking revenge his sister Hela (Cate Blanchett), the Goddess of Death. Enslaved as a gladiator on the Planet Hulk, Thor is on a mission to form the Revengers with its champion known being the strongest hero there is on the planet Earth: The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), the “other guy” of scientist Bruce Banner. Together with Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Loki (Tim Hiddleston), they set out to save the people of Asgard from Hela. Why? Because that is what heroes do.
“Thor: Ragnorak”‘s opening makes it the seventh biggest debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU): literally stealing the thunder out of this summer’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming”‘s $117 million opening. “Ragnorak” is such a fun superhero film because it decides to not take itself too seriously this time – especially with the music and Jeff Goldblum’s very flamboyant Grand Master. But the heart and humor of the film comes from the banter of the characters – especially the relationships between Thor and Hulk, and Thor and Loki, as well as Blanchett’s Hela somewhat going over-the-top with her designs and plans as the “rightful” queen of Asgard. And let’s not forget the girl power of the film with not only Hela, but also Valkyrie as both an excellent addition and substitute for the much-loved Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander).
“Thor: Ragnorak” hammered the MCU franchise to a worldwide gross of $13 billion dollars and a domestic gross of over five billion.
Thor and Hulk will return for “Avengers: Infinity War”.