‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Heading Towards $500 Million at Global Box Office
Although it has thoroughly underperformed for most viewers, it is a film that is still among the best earners of this summer slate, as Thor: Love and Thunder are heading towards $500 million at the global box office.
Fans were tremendously excited about what new adventure awaited, one of the MCU’s most beloved heroes in a record-setting fourth solo film that was set to develop deeper into the newfound God of Thunder, and his own character-driven story.
It was a film that gave fans the highly-anticipated reunion between visionary directing great Taika Waititi, and Chris Hemsworth- the duo responsible for the magic created in Thor: Ragnarok- in what was billed as the next great installment of the hero’s revitalized franchise.
Although the hype for the film was seemingly at an all-time high, its reception was less than stellar, as fans were left unsatisfied by what the MCU was able to do with the shortened runtime that had been the source of controversy for months leading up to its release.
Despite its rather poor reviews, the film is still a financial success thus far, and with the theatrical release slate for the entire industry feeling a bit bare, it could spell good news for the MCU’s latest epic; as Thor: Love and Thunder are heading towards $500 million at the global box office.
First reported by ComicBook.com, the Thor film capped off its second weekend closing in on the monumental number, while winning its second consecutive weekend domestically, combined with the $60.1 million it earned in international earnings.
Although the film has been a box office success to this point, there was no denying what was a record drop from its first to its second-weekend box office number; with the film dipping a remarkable 59%, which is greater than Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’s 56%
With the box office still sorting itself out from the pandemic’s toll on the industry, only time will tell if this is just a new normal for the MCU or a source of concern.