“Thor: Ragnarok” Gets Strong Previews Haul

Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” got off to a stunning start at the domestic box office with the film pulling in an impressive $14.5 million from Thursday sneak previews – putting it on track for an opening weekend in the $100 million range as expected.

The film has already racked up $164.5 million in its first week in some international markets, and is expected to have earned roughly $400 million worldwide by the end of the weekend. Its domestic preview haul is double that of previous entry “Thor: The Dark World” in 2011, but it short of the $17 million that “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and the $15.4 million “Spider-Man Homecoming” took in their preview hauls..

‘Ragnarok’ is tied with the first “Iron Man” as the best reviewed Marvel film to date, and it also earned a rare five stars out of five from ComScore/Screen Engine Post Trak audiences – so critics and audiences are both in love it would seem.

The cast of the film showed up at a screening at the Grove in Los Angeles this week with James Corden introducing “Thor 4D,” a live performance with actors Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Mark Ruffalo.

Source: Box-Office Mojo