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– by David Kozlowski

Hollywood loves money, loves counting it, and really loves telling us how much they’ve gathered. Somehow, this is supposed to make us run out and watch more movies… and oddly enough, it does! Weird, right? It’s not just me?

Marvel’s latest MCU film, Thor: Ragnarok is now showing in U.S. theaters, after spending a week abroad (where it’s already banked $165 million in countries like Bulgaria, Singapore, and Colombia). According to Deadline, that’s rather impressive stuff, but we haven’t seen anything yest — and they’re in the knowing-things business! Thursday evening’s stateside showings of Thor: Ragnarok apparently went far beyond impressive… in fact, we might be looking at Marvel’s biggest film to-date (until Avengers: Infinity War, let’s not kid ourselves).

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Thor: Ragnarok earned a cool $14.5 million in Thursday evening “previews” (with a super-rare ComScore/Screen Engine Post Trak score of 5 out of 5 stars, if that kind of thing excites you). To put this into perspective, check out how Thor: Ragnarok compares to previous November Marvel previews: Thor: Dark World ($7.1M), Doctor Strange ($9.4M), Guardians of the Galaxy ($11.2M), Captain America: Winter Soldier ($10.2M), and even Deadpool ($12.7M). Take that for data!

Mark Ruffalo was very excited about a talking Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok, and then they made him wear this deal!

Thor: Ragnarok might be the biggest movie surprise of 2017… along with Wonder Woman, Logan, and It… OK, OK, there were a lot of big surprises this year, and Justice League and The Last Jedi are just over the horizon.

Since math is hard (for me, at least), I encourage you to simply go see Thor: Ragnarok, and then wait until Sunday when Box Office Mojo, Deadline, or someone else skilled with numbers tells you how it all turned out. Easy, right?

Have you seen Thor: Ragnarok yet? Why not? Let us know in the comments down below!

Thor: Ragnarok is now showing in theaters.

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SOURCE: Deadline , Box Office Mojo

  • Kindofabigdeal

    How much has ticket sales went up since GotG?

David Kozlowski is a writer, podcaster, and visual artist. A U.S. Army veteran, David worked 20 years in the videogame industry and is a graduate of Arizona State University's Film and Media Studies.