In terms of direct comparisons, “Thor: Ragnarok” opened to $122 million back in 2017 on its way to $850 million worldwide. If “Love and Thunder” could match that, it would be an absolute win. Given that the sequel is on track to do a whole lot better on its opening weekend, a finish on the same level globally should be in the cards. As far as MCU opening weekends go, it will probably be somewhere in between “Captain Marvel” ($153 million) and “Iron Man 3” ($174 million).
Also of note, if we count the early overseas grosses, the solo “Thor” franchise has now crossed the $2 billion mark worldwide, making for a major milestone for the superhero. Plus, Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder is the only MCU hero to have four solo films under his belt (so far).
The Marvel sequel also stars Natalie Portman as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Russell Crowe as Zeus, and Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher. Plus, the Guardians of the Galaxy are all along for the ride as well.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” is in theaters now.