Thor: Love and Thunder–Boom Previews

Thor: Love and Thunder
Thor: Love and Thunder, the new chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Chris Hemsworth’s fourth solo outing as God of Thunder,” has opened to huge $29 million in Thursday night previews at the domestic box office.

The Thursday opening is the fifth highest for an MCU movie and the 13th highest ever, tied with “Rogue One.” It’s also the second biggest Thursday launch of 2022, behind only “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which had $36 million.

Thor: Love and Thunder is aon track to rain down more ticket sales than its predecessor, 2017’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” also directed by Waititi. That movie opened to $123 million in the U.S. and went on to gross $315 million domestically and $853 million worldwide.

Internationally on Thursday, “Thor: Love and Thunder” has earned $48.6 million, where it’s now playing in 42 markets. Overseas, the movie is projected to make $140 million to $150 million from international markets, but it’s not playing in China, Russia or France.

Hemsworth and Portman reunite in the fourth “Thor” film, after they last shared the screen in “Thor: The Dark World.”

Portman sat out of “Ragnarok,” but this time she becomes equally powerful and calls herself the Mighty Thor. The two exes must join forces to face off against the ominously named villain Gorr the God Butcher, played by Christian Bale.