Box Office: November 3-5, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok premiered in the Number One spot at the box office over the weekend with $121 Million. By all reports, Thor: Ragnarok is the most coward-pleasing of the three Thor films released, adopting a more light-hearted tone.
Below Thor: Ragnarok, none of the other films in the Top Five cracked the $20 Million mark.
A Bad Moms Christmas was Second at the box office over weekend with $17 Million. Jigsaw was Third with $6.7 Million. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween was Fourth with $4.6 Million. Geostorm was Fifth with $3 Million.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World and the seventeenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Taika Waititi from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and the writing team of Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, and stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor alongside Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins. In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor must escape the alien planet Sakaar in time to save Asgard from Hela and the impending Ragnarök.
A Bad Moms Christmas is a 2017 American Christmas comedy film directed and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and is a sequel to Bad Moms (2016). The film features Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn reprising their roles from the first film, with Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, and Susan Sarandon joining the cast. The film follows Amy, Carla, and Kiki, as they must deal with their own mothers visiting during the Christmas holiday.
Next week sees the release of: Daddy’s Home 2, Murder on the Orient Express, Thelma, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: Thor: Ragnarok, for the second week in a row, will be Number One at the box office next weekend.
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