Saturday, November 11, 2017

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ hits theaters with a thunderclap

By Brooks Barnes
LOS ANGELES — After a four-month absence from theaters, Walt Disney Studios returned over the weekend, releasing “Thor: Ragnarok” to blockbuster results and teaching rival studios a lesson about how to approach sequels to sequels. “Thor: Ragnarok,” the latest film from Disney-owned Marvel Studios, took in an estimated $121 million on 4,080 screens in North America over the weekend. That total was colossal even by superhero standards — about 42 percent higher than opening-weekend results for “Doctor Strange,” released last fall, and 3 percent higher than what “Spider-Man: Homecoming” initially managed over the summer. [More]
A campy new villian like Hela, played by Cate Blanchett, helped “Thor: Ragnarok” beat superhero sequelitis.CreditMarvel Studios, via Associated Press
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