"Thor: Ragnarok" thunders to $121 million opening weekend

November 06, 2017 - 5:00 am

(NEW YORK) -- Thor: Ragnarok conquered the weekend box office with an estimated $120 million opening. The film -- starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo and Jeff Goldblum -- posted the seventh largest domestic opening for a film in Marvel's cinematic universe, topping Spider-Man: Homecoming's $117 million debut.

The film, which opened overseas last week, raked in an estimated $330 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $427 million. Marvel and ABC are owned by Disney.

A Bad Moms Christmas -- starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn -- bowed in second place with an estimated $17 million haul. Jigsaw took third place, earning an estimated $6.7 million.

In fourth place was Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, with an estimated $4.65 million take.

Geostorm rounded out the top five, pulling in an estimated $3 million.

Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, took in an estimated $375,612 from four theaters -- the best showing this year for a film opening in limited release, topping The Big Sick's $284,315 back in June.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

1. Thor: Ragnarok, $121 million
2. A Bad Moms Christmas, $17 million
3. Jigsaw, $6.7 million
4. Boo 2: A Madea Halloween, $4.65 million
5. Geostorm, $3 million
6. Happy Death Day, $2.8 million
7. Thank You for Your Service, $2.26 million
8. Blade Runner 2049, $2.2 million
9. Only the Brave, $1.9 million
10. Let There Be Light, $1.6 million

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