BOX OFFICE: THOR: RAGNAROK Opens To Mighty $108 Million Internationally

BOX OFFICE: THOR: RAGNAROK Opens To Mighty $108 Million Internationally

Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok has begun its international box-office run as the biggest October opener in many territories and slightly ahead of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Doctor Strange...

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Thor: Ragnarok opened in 52% of its overall international marketplace and judging by the numbers, Marvel shouldn't regret hiring Taika Waititi as the picture’s director. The movie debuted to thundering $107.6M from 36 international markets, becoming #1 in 35 (save for Italy). The biggest players didn’t disappoint, scoring $15.8M in UK, $15.5M in South Korea, $8.4M in Australia and $8.3M in Brazil.

$108M opening means that Ragnarok actually overperfomed in these markets, as it was projected to earn $85M-$100M before its release in the UK. The threequel’s debuted 4% ahead of this may’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and 22% above Doctor Strange which also opened on the edge of October/November last year. The movie also made $6M in IMAX alone.

Comparing it to the opening of Thor: The Dark World, Ragnarok is currently 34% above Alan Taylor’s movie, which is not really surprising considering that the threequel is a much more crowd-pleasing, joyful and colorful experience.

The pessimistic prediction follows The Dark World which would give Ragnarok $430M internationally, but it’s rather not possible given the critics’ high scores and the inclusion of the incredible Hulk. With a similar run to Doctor Strange, we’re looking at $546M overseas total and a clear shot at topping $800M worldwide when it’s all said and done.

Thor: Ragnarok opens in North America, China and the rest of the markets this coming weekend. 
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