Friday, July 19, 2024

“Thor Love and Thunder” Thunders to $40 Mil Friday, $69.5 Mil Opening Night


The hammer has been swung.

Tongue in cheek “Thor Love and Thunder” is, of course, a massive Marvel hit.

Friday night box office was $40 million. Adding in Thursday previews, Marvel has $69.5 million to start the weekend.

They’re heading to a $150 million weekend. Or more. The gods only know.

On Twitter there’s debate if the movie is good or bad or whatever. But we’re well beyond all that now. All that matters is that the merchandise is selling, the drinks are cold, and the popcorn has butter.

All the other big movies did well last night– “Elvis,” “Minions.” “Jurassic World 6.” Considered a failure, “Lightyear” made it to $110 million.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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