Marvel’s Thor: Love And Thunder collected $60.1 million from 47 material markets making its global cume close to $500 million with $498 million through Sunday.
According to reports, the film’s overseas drop was 59 per cent from last weekend. Asia-Pacific saw the biggest slide on Thor 4 (-64 per cent), Europe/Middle East/Africa was down 56 per cent and Latin America 53 per cent.
The 29th MCU film garnered 500 million in just two weeks, but it was comparatively slow runner when compared Paramount/Skydance’s Top Gun: Maverick. The movie managed to collect $1,247.4 million worldwide and becomes Paramount’s biggest worldwide release ever.
Since the original Thor, which was released by Paramount, opened in 2011 with $65 million, the series has only grown in popularity over the past decade. But while Thor has become a fan-favourite, the newest superhero adventure doesn’t have the multiversal component that fueled the massive turnout for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness or Spider-Man: No Way Home, which is why ticket sales did not reach those levels. Though the Guardians of the Galaxy briefly appear in Love and Thunder, the story is more of a one-off adventure in the sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Thor: Ragnarok filmmaker Taika Waititi returned to direct Love and Thunder, which follows Hemsworth’s Norse god as he teams up with his former beau Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who now wields her own hammer as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark on a journey to defeat the galactic villain Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who is hellbent on his plan to purge the universe of all things divine.
The movie is playing in 4,375 North American theaters.