With an all-impressive 92 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and four weeks into its theatrical run, Thor: Ragnarok has struck box office gold. The movie is well on-track to hit the $800 million mark in worldwide box office revenue – making it the third consecutive Marvel film to do so in 2017, alongside Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spiderman: Homecoming.
Given how well the movie exemplifies the comic book, Ragnarok’s success comes as no surprise. However, much of the film’s financial success is attributed to its aforementioned critical reception.
Up-and-coming director Taika Waititi at the helm – his work includes What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople – the latest entry in the Thor trilogy had high expectations, because fans sensed a radical shift tonally. The film has not only met, but also flown past those expectations. It has comfortably surpassed its predecessors, Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013), which earned $449 million and $644 million respectively. These movies were marred by self-seriousness, and the second film in particular received flak for having thinly written characters and an uninteresting villain.
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Hella funny, out-of-control sets and just the right amount of trippy, Thor: Ragnarok is one to be watched in all its humongous and hilarious glory.
Smash! at a theatre near you.
– Varun Kumar | Enterapped