Thor: Ragnarok Could Net Over $100 Million at Opening Box Office

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Thor: Ragnarok is set for a thunderous debut when it hits theaters next month.

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Tracking initially had the third Thor entry slated to open anywhere between $90 million and $100 million, however, the latest numbers suggest the film will open above $100 million when it debuts in movie theaters stateside next month. While tracking is never a guarantee, should the numbers hold this would mark for the biggest opening for the Thor franchise, well above the first film's $65.7 million and Thor: The Dark World's $85.7 million domestic opening.

Marvel Studios officially kicked off their promotional campaign for the feature earlier this year, debuting a trailer set to Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," and managed to successfully revamp what has often been seen as Marvel's weakest franchise. Of course, the incredibly positive buzz hasn't hurt either.

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Ragnarok is currently sitting at an impressive 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. For comparisons sake, the previous two installments both failed to reach over 77%, with The Dark World falling to a barely fresh 66% in the end. With positive word of mouth, it's highly possible Thor: Ragnarok hits $115 million in its opening weekend when all is said and done.

Debuting Nov. 3, director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett and Karl Urban.

(via Variety)

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