According to reports, the Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman-led film opened in 4,375 North American theaters and although it fell behind its estimates, Love and Thunder still surpassed the $123 million USD opening of its 2017 predecessor Ragnarok. The movie also holds the third-biggest opening weekend of 2022 so far after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ $185 million USD and Jurassic World Dominion $145 million USD.
Love and Thunder exceeded its projections in the international box office, earning $159 million USD from 47 markets to push its global total to $302 million USD. Variety adds that the film proved to be a popular choice for IMAX, 3D and other premium formats as it accounted for 36% of its global sales; IMAX also earned $23 million USD worldwide and $13.8 million USD in North America.
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