Two months out from release, early box office projections for Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok” are in via Box-Office Pro which indicate the film looks to be aiming for a $100 million opening and suggest it will make $250 million or more domestically over the course of its theatrical run.
That opening estimate, if it pans out, would be the best in the series, above the $65M of the first and $85M of the second, but it would also be the quietest MCU film opening this year behind “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” with $147M and “Spider-Man Homecoming” with $117M.
The film recently topped a Fandango poll of the most anticipated Fall films of this year, just beating out “Justice League,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “IT” and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” which made up the top five.
Tickets for the film have gone on sale and plenty of set reports from the movie have popped up online revealing a few key new facts. The film is set two years after the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and begins in Muspelheim and a fight with Surtur.
Thor’s relationship with Jane Foster will be referenced, Hemsworth saying: “we have some… some very respectable fun with how that relationship may have come to an end [laughs].”
Producer Brad Winderbaum says the larger impact of the film in the MCU is that this dismantles the galaxy’s protective force in the Asgardians, much like the way ‘Winter Soldier’ dismantled SHIELD, and the impact of that directly bleeds into the next two “Avengers”.
Finally, several colorful character posters, and a new extended TV spot that aired last night have gone online. Check them out below. “Thor: Ragnarok” opens in cinemas on November 3rd.