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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

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SOURCE: comScore, Box Office Mojo

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.