‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Officially Passes ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ at Domestic Box Office
It was among the most exciting entries to the MCU’s Phase four slate, and despite its rather inconsistent reception from audiences and the critical community, there is no denying how successful it has been financially, as Thor: Love and Thunder have officially passed Thor: Ragnarok at the Domestic box office.
When Marvel Studios revealed a lot of their Phase Four slate at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con event, there was an undeniable excitement from fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe around the arrival of the record-setting fourth solo film for the character of Thor.
Not only was the project set to break that previously uncharted record, but it was also set to introduce an entirely new facet of this character to the MCU, with Jason Aaron’s iconic run on the character being the basis of inspiration for where Taika Waititi, and the creative team, will go next.
Things only got more interesting as details surrounding the development of this highly-anticipated Thor film started coming to light, specifically with the confirmation that none other than Acting great Christian Bale would be making his MCU debut as the phenomenal Gorr the God Butcher.
The film was primed to take this character into an all-new, and immensely more dangerous, direction; raising the stakes of the story on par with what Aaron did in his 2013 run in the comic book, and craft a fitting follow to the phenomenal third entry of the heroes MCU saga
What transpired when the film was released, however, was a very inconsistent critical reception, and the collective groan from fans who felt that this entry was, above all else, a missed opportunity as far as the story they could’ve told.
But regardless of how the film was perceived by fans and critics, there is no denying that it is a financial success, as Thor: Love and Thunder has officially passed Thor: Ragnarok at the domestic box office, proving audiences were still willing to take in the adventure.
With the domestic box office ranking slating Thor: Love and THunder the 84th highest earner of all time, it has surpassed Thor: Ragnarok’s 86th ranking; surpassing it by a million, with some potential to continue to surpass it given its theatrical release window has not yet ended.
Only time will tell how the film will ultimately be received, but there is little doubt that Thor: Love and Thunder did fall short of the legacy established by its predecessor, albeit in every way but financially.