The new Thor smashes the North American box office

The new Thor smashes the North American box office

With $143 million in revenue for its first weekend of operation, Love and Thunder, the fourth part of the saga of the Nordic hero, starts very strongly.

The fourth episode of the Thor saga, Love and Thunder struck a blow this weekend in dark rooms in North America, ousting the Minions from the top of the box office, according to estimates by the specialized firm Exhibitor Relations.

The Nordic superhero with a hammer, embodied for the fourth time on the big screen with Marvel and fighting here against an intergalactic killer, is played by Chris Hemsworth, accompanied by Natalie Portman and Christian Bale.

The film directed by New Zealander Taika Waititi has accumulated, since its release this Friday, 143 million dollars in revenue in cinemas in the United States and Canada, a large figure, up from the last episode.

An “excellent” start for Marvel and a fourth installment that works much better than other superhero films at the same stage, notes expert David Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research. It greatly exceeds The Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gruin the lead the previous weekend and which reaps for this one 45.5 million dollars, that is to say a total since its release of 210 million receipts.

In third position, the blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick is maintaining a very strong showing for its seventh week in theaters, pulling in an estimated $15.5 million since Friday. Since its release, Tom Cruise’s return to the US Army’s elite fighter pilot has now generated $597 million.

For its third week, Elvisthe baroque and extravagant biopic dedicated to the king of rock and roll, falls in fourth position with 11 million, still according to Exhibitor Relations.

Jurassic World: The World Afterthe sixth installment in the cult dinosaur saga, came in fifth with $8.4 million in revenue.

Here’s the rest of the top 10:

6 – Black Phone ($7.6 million)

7 – Buzz Lightning (2.9 million)

8 – Marcel The Shell With Shoes On ($340,000)

9 – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($262,000)

10 – Mr. Malcolm’s List ($245,000)

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