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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This weekend saw the wide release of two films: A Bad Moms Christmas and Thor: Ragnarok.

Thor: Ragnarok blew away the competition with an astounding $121 million opening. This exceeded a lot of early expectations, especially since it far outgrossed Thor: The Dark World’s $85.7 million opening. Between the amazing trailers and fantastic word of mouth and critical reception, it seemed like the perfect recipe for a successful weekend. With this opening and the worldwide cume from this and last weekend, Thor is already at an impressive $427 million worldwide.

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In second place is A Bad Moms Christmas. Despite the negative critical reception, it still did a decent $17 million off its $28 million budget. Of course, it is about $6 million short from the opening of the original film, so this is a step down. This film will likely still turn a small profit, but it’s not a promising trend for a comedy franchise.

In number three is Jigsaw, dropping nearly 60 percent from its first weekend to $6.7 million. Given the already sort of mild opening weekend, it’s quite the disappointing drop-off, and we can’t help but wonder what it means for the franchise as a whole.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, November 5, are below.

Thor: Ragnarok – Disney – $121.0M
Bad Moms Christmas – A – STX Entertainment – $17.0M
Jigsaw – Lionsgate – $6.7M
Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – Lionsgate – $4.7M
Geostorm – Warner Bros. – $3.0M
Happy Death Day – Universal – $2.8M
Thank You For Your Service – Universal – $2.3M
Blade Runner 2049 – Warner Bros. – $2.2M
Only the Brave – Sony – $1.9M
Let There Be Light – Atlas Distribution Company – $1.6M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, November 5, are below.

Thor: Ragnarok – Disney – $272.4M
Bad Moms Christmas, A – STX Entertainment – $23.7M
Geostorm – Warner Bros. – $20.5M
Jigsaw – Lionsgate – $20.4M
Suck Me Shakespeer 3 – Constantine – $12.3M
Coco – Disney – $10.4M
Eternal Wave – SHFG – $7.3M
Blade Runner 2049 – Warner Bros. – $7.1M
Murder on the Orient Express – 20th Century Fox – $6.5M
It – Warner Bros. – $6.1M

What do you think of Thor: Ragnarok’s performance this opening weekend? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: comScore, Box Office Mojo

  • David E

    I already want to see Thor again, it was such a fun movie.

  • jonathing

    just add hulk as the magic ingredient

  • Victor Roa

    not exactly the predicted 140 mil, but still 120 the original projected number and it’s better than Thor 2. Actually this is the hump before the Winter films roll in. Just reminded Kingman 2 did probably better than most larger advertised films these past few months but its gross is 98 mil. And also from here on out it’s gonna be like a film as number one for a week in the theaters until Star Wars comes in and steals all the theater spots….. so no room for growth until Video.

  • Kronx

    The opening 10 minutes of Ragnarok is better than the first two Thor films combined.

    There were issues with character development though. Valkyrie, Thor and Loki all made 180s on significant issues without any real explanation other than it’s time to shut up and be awesome.

    You also can not ask for a Marvel film to have more consequences. They weren’t kidding about trying to break Thor.

    Can’t wait to see it again.

  • Lenin1959

    The God of Thunder showed Wonder Woman its place – THIS should have been the headline after all the “Wonder Woman is the best…”! Thor tells Wonder Woman to bake a cake and do the laundry! HAH! 😋

    • Kindofabigdeal

      That’s racist.

      • Lenin1959

        Whatever! THOR just made Wonder Woman his bitch! YES!

    • Moby85

      Thor’s great action surprised me the most. I was ready to laugh and to have underwhelming action, but the action was great.

      • Lenin1959

        I loved the comedy – almost all ideas worked. The movie felt a bit uneven after the first 30 minutes and some of the characters did not work for me. The action was decent but not as great as in the Avengers or last two Cap America movies. I think it was the best Thor movie up to date, though. But I understand people who wanted less comedy and more huge action scenes. I prefered the tongue in cheek humor but respect people who wanted more ‘splosions. To each their own.

    • Momitchell

      Wow… not once while watching Thor this weekend was I thinking to myself “Yeah! this is really sticking it to Wonder Woman HAHAHAHA!”
      That’s just weird.

      • Lenin1959

        I wore a “Male Supremacy” shirt while watching it. With a “Make Murica Great Again” sticker. Signed by The Real Donnie!

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Good job. (golf clap) But still not as good as everyone is making it out to be.

  • Moby85

    Thor was great, me and my podcast guys did a special after seeing it yesterday and our guy that hates every movie gave it a 10/10. Stunned. For me, not having seen Dr. Strange yet and not a comics reader (no clue what Planet Hulk is/was or any references) did affect my enjoyment of the film slightly. I gave it a 8/10 but it was an incredibly fun ride, the 80% or so improvised dialogue was great, and the actors truly seemed to be having FUN. Whereas other Thor films could be described as “cookie-cutter” or “pedestrian”.

    That said, I think Thor has run his course as having stand-alone films and should now just pop up in team-ups ala Iron Man from now on. In my opinion.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.