With less than two months until its release, Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok is on course for a $100 million opening weekend at the domestic box office.
According to Box Office Pro, the third Thor movie is on course to make more in its debut than its predecessors. Thor opened in 2011 with $65.7 million on its way to a $181 million domestic total, while 2013's Thor: The Dark World brought in 88.8 million during its first weekend before ending its U.S. run with $206 million.
Directed by Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows), the Marvel Studios sequel finds Thor banished to the barbaric world Sakaar, where he’s pitted against his fellow Avenger the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in a deadly gladiatorial contest. Facing a ticking clock, the thunder god must fight his way back home in time to stop Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying Asgard.
Arriving Nov. 3, Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/the Hulk and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.