– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Thor: Ragnarok is currently out in around half a dozen markets, and as of right now it’s already picked up $12.8 million in box office sales. So what does this mean for the domestic box office expectations?

Earlier this week, we reported on projections that landed Thor: Ragnarok somewhere in the realm of $100 million or so in its opening weekend. Based on the strengths of its overseas release, Variety has shifted its projections to a high of $125 million, which is pretty substantial since it’s about a 25 percent increase.

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Bolstered by both the foreign buzz as well as the ridiculously positive reception (it’s currently at 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), we can understand why this shift exists. Honestly, we wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up increasing yet again.

Friday of next week, we’ll have actually box office receipts for Thursday, so we’ll have a better idea of what we’re dealing with, but if this ends up being the crowd-pleaser we expect, a $140 million opening isn’t really out of the question.

Additionally, once that word of mouth gets out, it may result in a pretty sizable second weekend, especially since people will be wanting to keep that third weekend open for Justice League.

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SOURCE: Variety

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.