While the film was initially projected to open up in the $85-100M range, Thor: Ragnarok has exceeded expectations and hammered up a hefty $107.6M debut overseas. The film launched in about 52% of the world this weekend ahead of it’s debut both domestically as well as in the Middle Kingdom and Japan, where it’s also expected to open huge as well. The Taika Waititi-helmed film is currently pacing 4% ahead of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and 22% above Doctor Strange with the biggest smarkets for the Marvel Studios release being the UK ($15.8M), Korea ($15.5M), Australia ($8.4M), Brazil ($8.3M) and France ($7.4M). In comparison to the the opening of 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, Ragnarok is currently 34% above the Alan Taylor directed film which went on to gross $644.6M worldwide.
UPDATE: Thor: Ragnarok actually came in ahead of the intial estimates with $109.1M which puts it about 6% ahead of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and 24% ahead of Doctor Strange. Stay tuned for further updates.
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.