It may not have set any new records, but the opening day box office haul for Thor: Ragnarok was definitely worthy of a god.
Ragnarok's $14.5 million Thursday makes it Marvel Studios' seventh-best opening night ever, coming in just shy of Spider-Man: Homecoming's $15.4 million Thursday last summer. Homecoming went on to bring in $117 million over its first weekend in theaters, so if Thor: Ragnarok ends up performing similarly, Marvel should expect the sequel to finish in the $110-114 million range.
According to Box Office Mojo, Ragnarok's overseas numbers are equally impressive. The film opened in Germany on Tuesday, where it has already earned $4.4 million. China and Japan will also welcome the Avenger's sequel in theaters this weekend, which will help boost the movie's international box office haul even more; it's already earned in excess of 164.5 million internationally.
In theaters nationwide, director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and Karl Urban as Skurge.