‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Projected to Have $300 Million Opening Weekend
It is not overstating it to remark that the upcoming Marvel epic is among the most anticipated entries into the MCU’s lauded Phase Four slate, and with fan excitement at an all-time high, it appears as though Thor: Love and Thunder are projected to have a $300 million opening weekend.
Despite what seems to be disagreements among the critical community, and initial reactions and reviews that are underwhelming considering the hype that the upcoming film had garnered, there is no shortage of anticipation among the MCU fanbase for the fourth Thor solo film coming to theaters tomorrow.
It marks Taika Waititi’s return to the director’s chair for the MCU franchise that he revitalized, and the arrival of a renewed Jane Foster and a menacing Gorr the God Butcher in an MCU film that promises to be one of Marvel’s wildest rides yet.
It seems as though that excitement has outweighed the speculation that has arisen from critics, as, despite its poor review numbers, Thor: Love and Thunder are still projected to have a $300 million opening weekend.
The report has initially come from Deadline, which states that the film is currently looking to walk away from the opening weekend with anywhere from $140-160 million in the United States and Canada, as well as another $150 million from the international market.
It is highly likely that the film will win the weekend of its arrival, as its set to debut in over 4,300 locations, but will have some stiff competition that has proven to have a willing audience throughout the past couple of months.
Top Gun: Maverick has been the surprise of the summer, as it is already on track to earn $1 billion at the box office after surprising most pundits, but perhaps the even more surprising development in the world of box office news is the tremendous success of Minions: The Rise of Gru, which broke the July 4th record.
It will be interesting if the Thor: Love and Thunder arrival will mark the end of the box office reign of both of these films, or if we have a very interesting race for box office supremacy on our hands.