“Thor: Ragnarok,” Marvel Studios’ seventeenth film opened on top of the weekend box office. The streak continues for Disney’s (DIS) superhero studio. Every single movie has hit the number one spot. The film, starring Chris Hemsworth as the god of thunder Thor and Cate Blanchett as the goddess of death Hela and also features Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins and more brought in an estimated $121 million in North America this weekend. That makes “Ragnarok” the fourth-largest opening of the year in the U.S. It is also by far the biggest opening for the character, which has never really had the popularity or box office might of other Marvel heroes like Iron Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy. The brand and franchise seems to be stronger and more powerful. The opening earnings for “Ragnarok” — the third “Thor” film — marked 41% increase over the opening of the series’ second installment, 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World.” “Ragnarok” also saw a 84% increase over the opening of the original film, 2011’s “Thor.” The film took in $427 million globally since opening in international markets last week. In total, Marvel Studios films have now made more than $5 billion domestically and $13 billion worldwide at the box office. A Bad Mom’s Christmas placed second this weekend earning $17 Million, Jigsaw was third with $6.7 Million followed by Tyler Perry’s Boo 2 with $4.65 Million and Geostrom was Number 5 with $3 Million. This weekend Paramount will release Daddy’s Home 2 and Fox releases Murder on the Orient Express.
Source: CNN Money and Bof Office Mojo
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Check out two of the trailers. I love the line “We know each other. We are friends from work” The first trailer features the classic ‘Immigrant Song’ by the legendary Led Zeppelin.