'Thor: Ragnarok' Smashes The Multiplex [Box Office]

We all knew that “Thor: Ragnarok” was going to dominate the box office this weekend, the only question was how big the number was going to be. Well, let’s just say the suits at Marvel will be more than happy with the results.

“Thor: Ragnarok” wielded a mighty hammer, smashing the multiplex for $121 million. It’s the seventh best opening in Marvel history, edging out this summer’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” and it’s on track to do gangbusters numbers. Combined with the numbers from overseas, where the film opened last weekend, “Thor: Ragnarok” has already earned $427 million worldwide. At its current pace, the film could wind up in the neighborhood of $300 million domestic, and $900 million globally. Consider that “Thor” made $449 million worldwide in its entire run, and it’s very impressive stuff. Even more, ‘Ragnarok’ has helped Marvel become the first franchise to cross $5 billion domestic. Superhero fatigue? Don’t tell that to Marvel.

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One franchise that might’ve already lost steam is “A Bad Moms Christmas.” The sequel to last summer’s sleeper hit “Bad Moms,” earned $17 million, falling short of the $23 million debut of its predecessor. “Bad Moms” managed to quietly grow to $113.2 million domestic haul, but “A Bad Moms Christmas” is playing in a much more competitive corridor, and will face direct seasonal competition with “Daddy’s Home 2” next weekend, so its unlikely that success will be repeated.

In limited release, Greta Gerwig‘s “Lady Bird” was a sensation earning $375,612 on four screens for a fantastic per-screen-average of $93,903. Elsewhere: “My Friend Dahmer” tallied $45,000 from four screens; Takashi Miike‘s “Blade Of The Immortal” carved up $42,000 from thirty screens; and Richard Linklater‘s “Last Flag Flying” scored $42,000 from four cinemas.

1. “Thor: Ragnarok” — $121 million
2. “A Bad Moms Christmas” — $17 million
3. “Jigsaw” — $6.7 million ($28.8 mil.)
4. “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Made Halloween” — $4.6 million ($42.9 mil.)
5. “Geostorm” — $3 million ($28.7 mil.)
6. “Happy Death Day” — $2.8 million ($52.9 mil.)
7. “Thank You For Your Service” — $2.26 million ($7.3 mil.)
8. “Blade Runner 2049” — $2.23 million ($85.4 mil.)
9. “Only The Brave” — $1.9 million ($15.2 mil.)
10. “The Foreigner” — $1.5 million ($31.9 mil.)