‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Surpasses $600 Million at the Global Box Office
With Marvel Studios returning to San Diego Comic-Con for the first time In two years and addressing the future of the MCU, many have overlooked the reality that it currently has a film in the midst of its theatrical release; as Thor: Love and Thunder have officially surpassed $600 million at the global box office.
Every headline that was related to Marvel Studios or the Marvel Cinematic Universe has most likely had to do with the company’s return to the hallowed walls of Hall H, and the return of the massive San Diego Comic-con tradition that has become so ingrained in the history of the MCU as an entity.
Yet, as Kevin Feige and company present to audiences the immediate, and far distant, future of the MCU, there is still a Marvel film that is currently in the midst of a very inconsistent theatrical release, as Thor: Love and Thunder have officially surpassed the $600 million mark at the global box office.
It was an achievement that was noted by Discussing Film, who posted that the film has hit the benchmark, which has become a pretty sizeable accomplishment considering the reality of the film not being released in the Chinese market, greatly hindering its earning capability on a global level.
#ThorLoveAndThunder has passed $600M at the worldwide box office.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) July 24, 2022
Currently, the film is among the best earners of 2022 but has still had a rather disappointing theatrical release considering the expectations that accompanied its release; with Christian Bale joining the MCU, and Natalie Portman returning as Jane Foster and The Mighty Thor.
Domestically, the film currently sits as the sixth highest grossing film of the year, behind the surprising Top Gun: Maverick, its Marvel counterpart Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The Batman, Jurassic World Dominion, and even Minions the Rise of Gru.
On a worldwide box office level, the film sits seventh, which is a surprise considering its lack of a Chinese audience; a consumer base that is currently the biggest market in the film industry.
Although the massive announcements made at San Diego Comic-Con have certainly reignited fan engagement and intrigue, the reality is that Thor: Love and Thunder is the next inheritor of a downward trend by the studio.