Thor: Ragnarok Projected To Have Bigger Opening Weekend Compared To Past Movies

Sometimes sequels earn less money than their predecessors thanks to franchise fatigue. Well Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok will buck that trend as the movie is projected to earn more money in its opening weekend compared to the other Thor movies.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Thor: Ragnarok is currently projected to earn between $90 to $100 million in its opening weekend in North America. This is higher than the $65.7 million earned by the first Thor movie and the $85.7 million earned by its sequel Thor: The Dark World in 2013.

The reason the movie is being received really well it because it looks and feels different to the previous films. It's set in outer space compared to Earth and it borrows the comedic charm of Guardians of the Galaxy. Not to mention the movie has a stellar cast including Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Jeff Goldblum, Cate Blanchett and more.

Furthermore, Deadline reports the movie has good awareness with families, Hispanics and African Americans. This basically means the movie attracts a wider demographic meaning it could be one of the top earners of 2017. This is different to the recently released Blade Runner 2049 which seemed to have appealed mainly to older males familar with the first Blade Runner movie that came out in 1982.

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Early reactions from critics have been positive so far, although full reviews won't be posted online just yet. Many people say it's one of the funniest Marvel movies released to date. This is all thanks to the movie's director Taika Waititi who is renowned in New Zealand for his hilarious comedies. The movie releases in North America on November 3rd, 2017.

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