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Box Office History for Thor Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Box Office
Box Office
May 6, 2011 Thor $150,000,000 $65,723,338 $181,030,624 $449,326,618 Play
Nov 8, 2013 Thor: The Dark World $150,000,000 $85,737,841 $206,362,140 $644,602,516 Play
Nov 3, 2017 Thor: Ragnarok $180,000,000 $122,744,989 $313,169,304 $850,023,309 Play
 Totals$480,000,000 $700,562,068$1,943,952,443 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Sep 13, 2011 Thor $40,252,818 $42,120,345 $82,373,163
Feb 25, 2014 Thor: The Dark World $37,679,529 $39,780,987 $77,460,516

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.

International Box Office: Thor Threepeats with $75.9 million and Overtakes The Dark World

November 15th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

For the third weekend in a row, Thor: Ragnarok dominated the international chart, earning $75.9 million in 56 markets for totals of $438.5 internationally and $650.6 million worldwide. The film fell 59% during its second weekend in China, but this is actually much better than average for the market. It added $21.71 million this past weekend, pushing its running tally to $95.51 million after just two weeks of release in that market. The film held up even better in the U.K., where it dipped just 33% to $4.05 million in 569 theaters for a three-week total of $34.07 million. Its next biggest international market was South Korea, where it has earned $31.07 million, including $3.53 million on 856 screens this past weekend. The film already has more worldwide than either of the previous Thor films earned in total. It has entered the top ten in the MCU and it is on pace to enter the top five on that chart before its done. More...

Weekend Estimates: Daddies Sneak into Second Place; Thor Solid in Second Week

November 12th, 2017

Daddy’s Home 2

Thor: Ragnarok maintains a firm hold on top spot at the domestic and international box office this weekend, with a respectable decline of 54% at home taking it to $56.6 million for the weekend and $211.6 million to date. With another $75.9 million internationally, for a total of $438.5 million overseas, Ragnarok will pass $650 million worldwide today. That makes it the most successful Thor film already, and it seems like it should retain decent traction into the holidays, even with Justice League coming out next weekend. More...

International Box Office: With $428.7 million, Ragnarok Races to Catch up to Thor

November 9th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

As expected, Thor: Ragnarok remained in first place on the international chart dominating the competition with $151.4 million in 55 markets during its second weekend of release for a two-week total of $306.0 million internationally and $428.7 million worldwide. After just two weeks of release, the film is within striking distance of the original Thor at the worldwide box office and by this time next week, it might surpass The Dark World. As for this past weekend’s highlights, the box office was led by China, where it earned first place with $53.42 million over the weekend for a total opening of $54.53 million. This is the biggest November opening in that market and the biggest total for a Thor film. It had to settle for second place in Mexico, but was still impressive with $7.34 million over the weekend for a total opening of $10.52 million. It also did well in Germany with $5.5 million over the weekend for a total opening of $8.9 million, which is 70% higher than Doctor Strange’s opening there last year. The best holdover came from South Korea, where it was down 47% to $6.39 million on 1,047 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $25.88 million. The only market left to open in is Trinidad, but even with no major markets, the film will have no trouble getting to $500 million internationally and $800 million worldwide. More...

Weekend Estimates: Thor Ragna-roks the Box Office

November 5th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok continues a remarkable record for the Marvel Cinematic Universe this weekend by posting a $121 million opening weekend, according to Disney’s Sunday morning estimate. That’s a significant increase from the $85.7 million of Thor: Dark World, and means that each sub-franchise based on an individual character has had increasing open box office from film to film: Iron Man’s openings went from $102 million, to $128 million, to $174 million; Captain America went $65 million, $95 million, $179 million; and now Thor has gone $65 million, $86 million, and $121 million. More...

Theater Counts: Thor’s Four Thousand

November 2nd, 2017


After a dismal end to the summer, Disney will attempt to come to the industry’s rescue with three blockbuster releases in the coming two months: Coco for Thanksgiving, The Last Jedi for Christmas, and, this weekend, Thor: Ragnarok. The Thor sub-franchise has been the weakest link in the Marvel Universe so far, but this outing is getting stellar reviews, and by coming after a seemingly-endless succession of horror movies in September and October, seems well timed. It’ll launch in 4,080 theaters, which is a little more than The Dark World’s 3,841 debut, but quite a bit less than the 4,226 opening-theater count enjoyed by Captain America: Civil War. An opening over $100 million seems assured, but how much over remains an open question. More...

2017 Preview: November

November 1st, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

October wasn’t a good month; then again, outside of a few bright spots, the overall box office has been a disaster since early summer. I would love to say November will turn things around, but, while it should be better, in this case “better” is a relative term. There are two films on this list with a chance at $300 million, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, while Coco is nearly a guarantee for $200 million. By comparison, last November had a similar result with three films earning between $200 million and $300 million, but none topping that figure. This means, if Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League both get to that milestone, then 2017 could cut into 2016’s lead during the month. It will still take a minor miracle for 2017 to catch up in the end, but just cutting the lead in half by the end of December would be a reason to celebrate at this point. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Thor Sees the Light

November 11th, 2013

Thor: The Dark World matched expectations nearly perfectly and dominated the box office over the weekend. In fact, it earned more than the rest of the box office pulled in combined. This helped the overall box office rise 32% from last weekend reaching $167 million. Unfortunately, Thor couldn't match Skyfall's opening weekend and the total box office was 3% lower than the same weekend last year. 2013 is still ahead of 2012, but by 0.9% at $8.85 million to $8.77 million. Since there is only one new release next weekend, and it isn't a prime release, we will likely see another year-over-year loss. Fortunately, 2013 should still stay ahead of 2012 and Catching Fire should end 2013's losing streak in a big way. More...

Weekend Predictions: Thor Will Rule, But Will It Crack $100 Million?

November 8th, 2013

Thor: The Dark World will easily win the race for the top of the box office this weekend. It really has no competition for top spot, and only token competition as far as new releases are concerned. About Time is the only other new wide release, and quite frankly, I should add quotes around both "new" and "wide", as it opened in limited release last weekend, will expand to 1,400 theaters this weekend and it likely won't reach the top five. It will be interesting to see if Ender's Game will hold up next to the competition from Thor, but that seems unlikely. Thor: The Dark World could do well when compared to last year's number one film, Skyfall, but 2013 just doesn't have the depth to thrive, so 2013 will lose again in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2013 Preview: September

September 1st, 2013

August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak. More...

Note: This list contains actors who appeared in at least two movies in the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Box Office
Box Office
Chris Hemsworth 3 Thor $1,943,952,443 $6,503,161,210 29.9%
Tom Hiddleston 3 Loki $1,943,952,443 $4,511,342,834 43.1%
Anthony Hopkins 3 Odin $1,943,952,443 $6,303,758,360 30.8%
Idris Elba 3 Heimdall $1,943,952,443 $9,040,009,823 21.5%
Ray Stevenson 3 Volstagg $1,943,952,443 $3,858,437,361 50.4%
Tadanobu Asano 3 Hogun $1,943,952,443 $2,433,861,883 79.9%
Stan Lee 3 Mental Ward Patient $1,943,952,443 $21,414,017,633 9.1%
Natalie Portman 2 Jane Foster $1,093,929,134 $5,377,835,231 20.3%
Stellan Skarsgård 2 Erik Selvig $1,093,929,134 $9,063,007,144 12.1%
Kat Dennings 2 Darcy Lewis $1,093,929,134 $1,564,662,678 69.9%
Zachary Levi 2 Fandral $1,494,625,825 $2,730,032,179 54.7%
Jaimie Alexander 2 Sif $1,093,929,134 $1,142,722,015 95.7%
Rene Russo 2 Frigga $1,093,929,134 $3,191,713,610 34.3%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least two movies in the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Technical RoleFranchise
Box Office
Box Office
Kevin Feige 3 Producer (3) $1,943,952,443 $18,422,634,639 10.6%
Craig Kyle 3 Co-Producer (1)
Executive Producer (1)
Story by (1)
$1,943,952,443 $1,943,952,443 100.0%
Louis D’Esposito 3 Executive Producer (3) $1,943,952,443 $14,021,103,085 13.9%
Victoria Alonso 3 Executive Producer (2)
Co-Producer (1)
$1,943,952,443 $13,242,850,265 14.7%
Stan Lee 3 Executive Producer (3)
Story Creator (1)
$1,943,952,443 $24,629,433,808 7.9%
Sarah Halley Finn 3 Casting Director (3) $1,943,952,443 $18,281,907,266 10.6%
Christopher L. Yost 2 Screenwriter (1)
Story by (1)
$1,494,625,825 $1,499,078,160 99.7%
Alan Fine 2 Executive Producer (2) $1,093,929,134 $6,714,057,565 16.3%
Don Payne 2 Screenwriter (1)
Story Creator (1)
$1,093,929,134 $1,383,409,825 79.1%
Dave Jordan 2 Music Supervisor (2) $1,093,929,134 $14,952,153,130 7.3%
Jake Morrison 2 Visual Effects Supervisor (2)
Special Effects Supervisor (1)
$1,494,625,825 $2,126,574,259 70.3%
Shannon Mills 2 Supervising Sound Editor (2)
Sound Designer (2)
$1,494,625,825 $14,283,920,406 10.5%
Juan Peralta 2 Re-recording Mixer (2) $1,494,625,825 $6,106,206,114 24.5%
Diana Giorgiutti 2 Visual Effects Producer (2) $1,093,929,134 $1,828,347,992 59.8%