undercover.co.id – Raising US$ 143 million, Thor: Love and Thunder becomes the best debut , The latest film by Marvel Studios Thor: Love and Thunder managed to earn US $ 143 million in its first week of screening in the domestic market. This achievement makes the fourth film for the Thor character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the film with the best opening among other Thor series.
Quoting from the Fox Business article, Thor: Love and Thunder ‘s revenue is greater than the film Ragnarok which grossed US$ 122.7 million in 2017. In fact, this figure is even more different when compared to its debut film which only reached US$ 65.7. million in 2011.
Not only in the domestic market, Thor: Love and Thunder also managed to attract audiences overseas. The film, starring actors Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, managed to generate US $ 159 million or equivalent to Rp. 2.3 trillion from the international box office . With this figure, the earnings from the initial screening globally reached US$ 302 million or equivalent to Rp 4.52 trillion.
According to Variety , internationally, the film has been screened in 47 countries, excluding France, China and Russia. Outside of its domestic market, namely North America, Thor: Love and Thunder is the most popular in the Korean and British markets.
“Marvel fans are back in theaters this weekend. Thor: Love and Thunder managed to follow the success of Minions: The Rise of Gru by grossing over US$100 in its first week of release,” said Shawn Robbins, Chief Analyst at BoxOffice.com citing a CNBC International article .
The film Thor: Love and Thunder reaped mixed reviews and comments from the audience. However, the majority of fans regret that the duration of the film is relatively short compared to other Marvel films. The film, which involves Taika Waititi as director, has a duration of 1 hour 59 minutes, which makes it the shortest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4.
Launching from The Direct article, the short duration of the Thor: Love and Thunder film is a form of the mandate given by Marvel Studios to Taika Waititi. With this mandate, Taika and the production team were forced to cut a number of scenes in the film and make the Thor: Love and Thunder story more concise. However, the exact reason why Marvel Studios gave the mandate is not yet known.