‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Drops a Record 68% in Second Weekend
The highly-anticipated fourth installment of the character’s MCU saga has suffered a small setback in the second week of its theatrical release, as Thor: Love and Thunder have reportedly dropped a record 68% in its second weekend.
Still remaining atop the box office in its second weekend, but it doesn’t seem like the latest Thor adventure has a stranglehold on the market the way that many would have hoped or the way that MCU films have had in the past.
Despite the theatrical debut that saw record highs for Taika Waititi’s Marvel collaboration, it seems like the film is very rapidly falling back to earth, with fans not very interested in repeated viewings of the newest Thor film.
It has been reported by ComicBook.com that Thor: Love and Thunder have dropped a record 68% in its second weekend, earning a mere $46 million in what is sure to be an underwhelming return for a Marvel epic that hasn’t even boasted two weeks of its theatrical release schedule.
Although the drop is concerning for some, it has become par for the course as far as the MCU’s Phase Four releases are concerned, with the drop being relatively close to films like Eternals and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Unlike the Sam Raimi-helmed Doctor Strange 2, however, Thor: Love and Thunder have still maintained a top spot at the box office, not having to go up against the surprising success of Top Gun: Maverick the way that Doctor Strange did.
Thor 4 still finished the weekend ahead of Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, and Where the Crawdads Sing; with the final numbers of its second weekend giving the film a domestic box office total of $232.8 million so far.
The biggest question is how the film will do in the coming weeks, with no clear contender arising to take the top spot away from the newest Marvel epic, it feels likely that it should finish the month with a very good box office response amidst a very barren market these coming months.