'Thor: Ragnarok' Set to Smash Box-Office Competition

So far, the story of 2017 at the box office has been one of disappointing debuts by big movies. There have been, however, several films that have not disappointed in their ability to draw big audiences, and it looks like Thor: Ragnarok is going to be one of them. When the Marvel sequel hits theaters at the beginning of November, it's expected to rake in around $100 million during its first weekend. That would make it the biggest Thor movie so far and one of the bigger openings of the year.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

Marvel Studios and Disney's Thor: Ragnarok is tracking to open between a thunderous $90 million and $100 million in its North American debut over the Nov. 3-5 weekend.

The threequel, with Chris Hemsworth returning in the titular role, is directed by acclaimed New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi.

Thor: Ragnarok sees the Asgardian god team up with brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and pal Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) to fight the goddess of death, Hela, played by Cate Blanchett. Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins also star.

If tracking is correct, Thor 3 will open ahead of the first Thor ($65.7 million) and Thor: The Dark World ($85.7 million), no small feat at a time when many franchise installments are struggling.

Thor: Ragnarok is the 17th title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Combined, the films have grossed $12.6 billion at the global box office.

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