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Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Smashes to $143 Million Opening Weekend Box Office

Disney/Marvel Studios’ latest superhero movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, almost lived up to its industry hype, generating $143 million in revenue across almost 4.400 North American screens the July 8-10 weekend.

Entering the July 10 weekend, the fourth “Thor” movie featuring Chris Hemsworth in the title role was projected to generate $150 million in ticket sales. Love and Thunder added $159 million across 47 countries to bring its global tally past $302 million.

The tally surpassed 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok at $123 million and is the third biggest domestic opening in 2022 behind Jurassic World: Dominion ($145 million) and Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($185 million).

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Universal Pictures/Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru generated $45.5 million to No. 2 on the weekend, down almost 60% from its opening weekend haul. The fifth “Despicable Me” movie has topped $210 million in North American ticket sales since its debut.

Paramount Pictures’ actioner Top Gun: Maverick, added another $15.5 million to round out the box office podium after nearly two months of release. Tom Cruise’s biggest theatrical release has generated more than $1.1 billion worldwide.

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