While there are certainly a lot of naysayers out there about the sustained financial success of Thor: Love and Thunder, the Taika Waititi film conquered the weekend box office once again, with an additional $46 million domestically.
The rollicking ode to 1980’s action/adventure films with the heart of gold continued to bring fans into theaters and dropped an expected 68% from its huge opening weekend tally.
Overseas, Thor fans are seeing the film in droves, with an additional $266 million so far, bringing the film’s worldwide total to a robust $516 million. In comparison, 2017’s Thor Ragnarok made $854 million worldwide, so Love and Thunder should be able to match or exceed that benchmark by the time it leaves theaters in late August.
With no superhero film on the horizon for the rest of the summer, Thor: Love and Thunder should be able to sustain audiences’ appetites for the genre until DC’s Black Adam arrives in October.
Minions: The Rise of Gru finished in second place again with an estimated $26 million and Top Gun: Maverick continued to rule the summer box office with another $12 million in fourth place, and $618 million so far.
Look for Thor to lose his title next week when Jordan Peele’s Nope opens across the stratosphere. Come back next week to see how high Peele’s saucer flies at the weekend box office.