Disney and Marvel Studios’ superhero sequel Thor: Love and Thunder started with $29M in Thursday domestic preview grosses, tied for 13th all time and ranking #2 of 2022.
Overseas, Thunder opened in 25 more markets on Thursday after first opening in 17 on Wednesday, making $48.6M over those first two days of release.
Top markets so far include Australia ($5.3M), South Korea ($4.8M), the U.K. ($3.8M), Mexico ($3.7M), India ($3.0M), Indonesia ($2.9M), Brazil ($2.7M), Italy ($2.4M), and Germany ($2.1M).
Other markets opening Friday include Spain, Japan, Poland, South Africa, and Turkey.
The biggest domestic preview grosses of all time now stand as:
- 2019’s Avengers: Endgame ($60.0M)
- 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($57.0M)
- 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home ($50.0M)
- 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($45.0M)
- 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($43.5M)
- 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ($40.0M)
- 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War ($39.0M)
- 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($36.0M)
- 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises ($30.6M)
- 2012’s Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 ($30.4M)
- 2011’s Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 ($30.2M)
- 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($29.0M)
- Thor: Love and Thunder ($29.0M)
It’s also a higher preview gross than other 2022 hits which debuted above $100M for their opening weekends, including The Batman ($21.6M), Top Gun: Maverick ($19.2M), Jurassic World: Dominion ($18.0M), and Minions: The Rise of Gru ($10.7M).
It’s also a larger preview number than for several other prior Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) titles which had huge opening weekends, including 2017’s prior installment Thor: Ragnarok ($15M), 2019’s Captain Marvel ($21M), and 2018’s Black Panther ($25M).
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