Update to latest…: Disney/Marvel Thor: Love and Thunder came largely in line with pre-weekend projections, landing a $159 million start in 47 international box office markets, and US$ 302 million globally. Worldwide, this represents the 3rd best weekend for any Hollywood movie during the pandemic and the 2nd best of 2022 behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
On a toe-to-toe basis, Thor and the gang scored the 11th best MCU debut of all time globally, 19% ahead of Thor: Ragnarok. Overseas, this is the 9th best release in the MCU, ranking 29% ahead. Ragnarok; and is also the 3rd highest international opening weekend posted by any pandemic Hollywood title.
Also looking at similar offshore markets at current exchange rates, the arc has Thor: Love and Thunder estimated at 38% ahead top gun23% ahead Jurassic World Dominanceand 32% below Doctor Strange 2.
Among the offshore highlights, the fourquel driven by Taika Waititi had the 2nd best opening weekend during the pandemic in Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines; and 3rd best in Brazil, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, Argentina, Central America, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Greece, Hungary, South Africa and Turkey.
In total abroad, Korea was the leading market with US$ 15.3 million, followed by UK (US$ 14.8 million), Australia (US$ 13.8 million), Mexico (US$ 11.8 million) and India (US$ 10.3 million). More details will come as we update below; See how the weekend went here.
Meanwhile, last weekend’s grand opening, Universal/Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of GruIt is so close to US$400 million globally. The international session was good for US$ 56.4 million in 64 markets (-41%). This brings the total number of overseas runs to US$ 189.8 million and around the world to US$ 399.9 million.
Loosening 40% of the last frame, Paramount/Skydance’s Top Gun: Maverick in its 7th weekend added $23 million from 65 markets. The offshore ridge is closing at $600 million with US$ 586.2 million until Sunday. All over the world, aviators flew to $1,184 billion.