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‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ electrifies with $303.2 million global opening

Despite negative reviews and controversial studio production details, Marvel Studios' latest blockbuster, "Thor: Love and Thunder" still raked in over $300 million.

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In its debut weekend, Marvel Studios’ action-adventure “Thor: Love and Thunder” opened at No. 1 in nearly all markets, earning an estimated $303.2 million worldwide.

The movie has received mixed reviews with a majority being negative. Meanwhile, Marvel has found itself in the center of a social media based controversial storm as VFX artists have come forward about the studios mistreatment of employees.

However, domestically, the film topped the box office with $144 million, representing the fourth highest domestic opening weekend of the pandemic era, as well as the third highest domestic opening weekend of 2022 to date. Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) titles now account for five of the top 10 pandemic era domestic opening weekends, with “Thor: Love and Thunder” coming in at No. 4 behind “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (No. 1) and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (No. 2). Rounding out the top 10 are “Black Widow” (No. 9) and “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings”(No. 10).

Internationally, “Thor: Love and Thunder” earned $159.2 million, marking the third highest international opening weekend posted by any MPA film during the pandemic era and the ninth MCU opening weekend of all-time (+29% ahead of Thor: Ragnarok).

“Thor: Love and Thunder” marked the second highest opening weekend during the pandemic era in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, as well as the third highest opening weekend during the pandemic era in Brazil, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, Argentina, Central America, Chile, Ecuador, Greece, Hungary, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, and Turkey. The film did not open over the weekend in China, France, or Russia.

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