After a strong overseas start, Thor: Ragnarok smashed it’s way into theaters stateside with a mighty $14.5M Thursday. This Thursday night preview number puts Ragnarok ahead of other November Marvel releases Thor: The Dark World ($7.1M) and last year’s Doctor Strange ($9.4M). Current estimates have the Marvel Studios release earning a $37M-$42M Friday which would likely give the Taika Waititi directed film in the $105-110M opening range. But as we know with these things, that could change and the posititve word of mouth could boost ticket sales even higher. According to Deadline sources:
Hulk-size PostTrak scores here for the Marvel threequel, which is the label’s third title to play November: Overall positive score of 90%, 30% of all moviegoers vow to see Thor: Ragnarok again in theaters, while another 31% say they’ll buy the film on Blu-ray. Definite recommend is an enormous 85%, with 45% saying the threequel exceeded their expectations. Men over 25 led all moviegoers at 41% followed by females over 25 (27%), men under 25 (16%), and females under 25 (15%). That latter demo loved Thor: Ragnarok the most with a 93% overall positive score.
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