Weekend Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Takes 7 Times More than ‘Bad Moms Christmas’

Taika Waititi's Superhero Film

Marvel Studios‘ Thor: Ragnarok is heading for a stellar opening weekend with $121 million, well ahead of this weekend’s second-highest grossing film, A Bad Moms Christmas, which made just over $17 million.

The Taika Waititi-directed superhero film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins, and has already earned $427 million worldwide. Nabbing an A CinemaScore, the latest installment in the Thor franchise ranks as the No. 4 opening of the year.

STXfilms‘ R-rated A Bad Moms Christmas took a very distant second spot, falling short of the $23 million debut of its predecessor. Starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Cheryl Hines, Christine Baranski and Susan Sarandon, the holiday-themed comedy earned a B CinemaScore from audiences.

In its second frame, Lionsgate’s Jigsaw came in at third with $6.7, up against Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Made Halloween (also Lionsgate) at fourth with $4.6 million and Geostorm (Warner Bros. Pictures) at fifth with $3 million.

In limited release, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut Lady Bird earned $375,612 on four screens for a fantastic theater average of $93,903, after scoring a perfect 100 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A24’s dramedy stars Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges and Timothee Chalamet.

Here’s the top ten for the weekend:

1. “Thor: Ragnarok” — $121 million
2. “A Bad Moms Christmas” — $17 million
3. “Jigsaw” — $6.7 million ($28.8 mil.)
4. “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Made Halloween” — $4.6 million ($42.9 mil.)
5. “Geostorm” — $3 million ($28.7 mil.)
6. “Happy Death Day” — $2.8 million ($52.9 mil.)
7. “Thank You For Your Service” — $2.26 million ($7.3 mil.)
8. “Blade Runner 2049” — $2.23 million ($85.4 mil.)
9. “Only The Brave” — $1.9 million ($15.2 mil.)
10. “The Foreigner” — $1.5 million ($31.9 mil.)

Coming up next weekend is Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, which boasts an impressive ensemble cast, so we’ll see how well Thor: Ragnarok does then.

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