Monday, November 6, 2017

Weekend Box-Office: THOR - RAGNAROK Scores Thunderous $121M Debut


Over the weekend Marvel added another notch on their huge belt, as "Thor: Ragnarok" exploded into theaters and made easy work of the competition at the box-office. Meanwhile, "A Bad Moms Christmas" scored a much smaller, but decent debut.

Find out more about the weekend box office after the jump.

"Thor: Ragnarok", the seventeenth installment in the MCU and the third "Thor" movie, had no problems securing the top spot with $121 million, the seventh largest opening for Marvel. It's also an improvement over the $85.7 million grossed by "Thor: The Dark World". The film raked in a total of $306 million overseas in 10 days, including a $55.6 million debut in China. "Thor: Ragnarok" received a lot of praise from critics (93% on Rotten Tomatoes and 73 on Metacritic), and an "A" grade from CinemaScore, signaling great audience satisfaction, which should carry the film well through the upcoming weeks.

In second place we have the other new wide release, the comedy sequel "A Bad Moms Christmas", which opened on Wednesday and finished its first five days with a total of $21.5 million, of which $17 million grossed over the weekend. It also scored another $6.6 million internationally. The film received a negative reception from critics (32% on Rotten Tomatoes and 42 on Metacritic), while CinemaScore reports a "B" grade from opening night polls, a drop from the first film's "A".

Last week's #1 film, the horror reboot "Jigsaw" landed in third place with $6.7 million after a massive 60% drop. The film has earned $28.8 million domestically and another $30.7 million overseas.

"Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" also dropped more than 50% and finished the weekend in fourth place with $4.6 million. The film has grossed a solid $42.9 million against a $25 million budget.

The Top 5 is rounded up by the disaster epic "Geostorm" with $3 million. The film could be considered a flop after grossing $28.7 million in the U.S., but it also managed to rake in $153.6 million internationally, which certainly softens the blow.

A surprise entry in the Top 10 is the faith-based drama "Let There Be Light", which expanded into another 642 theaters and managed to finish at #10 with $1.6 million. The film has grossed an estimated $4 million.

New Wide Releases: "Thor: Ragnarok", "A Bad Moms Christmas".

Biggest Drop : "Jigsaw" (-59.7%)

Smallest Drop : "Let There Be Light" (-5%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Thor: Ragnarok $121M $121M $306M $180M
2 A Bad Moms Christmas $17M $21.5M $6.6M $28M
3 Jigsaw $6.7M $28.8M $30.7M $10M
4 Boo 2! A Madea Halloween $4.6M $42.9M $0.3M $25M
5 Geostorm $3M $28.7M $153.6M $120M
6 Happy Death Day $2.8M $52.9M $25.4M $4.8M
7 Thank You for Your Service $2.2M $7.3M N/A $20M
8 Blade Runner 2049 $2.2M $85.4M $154.5M $150M
9 Only the Brave $1.9M $15.2M $1.1M $38M
10 Let There Be Light $1.6M $4M N/A N/A


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