Thor: Ragnarok sets box office on fire with $151M (US) worldwide

  • Chris Hemsworth returns in the titular role of Thor - the god of thunder and Cate Blanchett has been introduced as Hela - the goddess of death

HOLLYWOOD – Starring Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston in returning roles as Thor and Loki, and introducing Cate Blanchett as Hela in Thor: Ragnarok movie has made an impressive $46.8 million on the opening day in the US and a total of $151 million on the international box office.

Directed by Taika Watiti, the film takes on a comedic Thor and emphasizes on the lighter side of the character. Characters like Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) add a fresh perspective to the depth of the characters.

“Because of the strength of the Marvel team, it affords the license to bring in storytellers that have the ability to infuse tone and style that keeps each of these films feeling unbelievably fresh. The $13 billion grossed by the 17 MCU titles averages out to $800 million per film globally. Just as impressive, if not more, is the consistency from a quality standpoint,” said Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis.