Box Office: ‘Thor 4’ Brings The ‘Love And Thunder’ With $29 Million Thursday

Marvel and Walt Disney’s Thor: Love and Thunder got off to a, uh, thunderous start at

the domestic box office, pulling down $29 million in Thursday previews. That’s the

second-best preview gross of the year behind the $36 million preview haul for Doctor

Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. That Sam Raimi-directed MCU sequel captured

$90 million on Friday (including the Thursday previews) for a $187 million Fri-Sun

domestic debut. If Taika Waititi’s Thor 4 plays likewise, we can expect a $73 million

Friday and a $151 million opening weekend. While the mixed (for Marvel) reviews

(69% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and (thus far) word

of mouth may make the opening even more frontloaded, that would slightly surprise me.