‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Shares MCU’s Second-Worst CinemaScore
Marvel’s most recent two releases have been two of the most inconsistent projects for the studio, as they have shared certain negative reviews and an unpredictable box office run; which can be seemingly seen in the fact that Thor: Love and Thunder share the MCU’s second-worst CinemaScore.
There was a palpable excitement for MCU fans with the arrival of what is a record-setting fourth solo film, as visionary director Taika Waititi returned to the Marvel universe, to carry on the story of Thor in a creative and vibrant way that only he knows how.
The film had no shortage of reasons for fans it is excited, with the return of the collaboration between Waititi and Hemsworth, the arrival of Gorr and The Mighty Thor, and a story that was poised to be one of the MCU’s most unique.
It shared similar expectations to the film that preceded it in Marvel’s Phase Four slate, with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness set to bring equally esteemed director Sam Raimi back into the world of comic book adaptions, and explore the multiversal narrative vital to Phase Four.
The two projects not only share the expectation from fans but now share in their inconsistent reception from audiences- and critics- as it has recently been reported that Thor: Love and Thunder share MCU’s second-worst CinemaScore with the Doctor Strange epic.
As reported by CBR, it’s been noted that “Chris Hemsworth’s fourth outing as the God of Thunder earned a B+ rating, tying with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MAdness and 2011’s Thor. However, Eternals still holds the worst rating in the MCU with a CinemaScore of B.”
We were in cinemas tonight to poll viewers of @thorofficial: Love and Thunder and it scored a B+ grade. Congrats to @MarvelStudios and the entire cast and crew!@chrishemsworth https://t.co/5Hsz9bjeju pic.twitter.com/h223T5GyoV
— CinemaScore (@CinemaScore) July 9, 2022
What is different about Thor: Love and THunder and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, however, is that the former boasts a markedly lower Rotten Tomatoes rating, which may speak to its underperformance compared to its predecessor.
Only time will tell if these most recent CinemaScore ratings represent a new normal for the MCU, or if these two films are just regarded as some of the weaker entries for the massive franchise.