Thor: Ragnarok Repeats At Number One While New Releases Also Impress

It was an easy number one finish for Thor: Ragnarok in its second weekend but Daddy’s Home 2 & Murder on the Orient Express also have reasons to celebrate this weekend.

Thor dropped an expected 54% to $56.4 million which is solid considering its large opening weekend. It now stands with a running total of $211 million which has also already made it the highest grossing Thor film of the franchise. The first film tapped out at $181 million while the sequel grossed $206.3 million. Adding to its success is that the film has grossed over $650 million worldwide and stands as the 12th highest grossing film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Opening in second is Daddy’s Home 2 with an estimated $30 million. It came in $8.7 million lower than the first film but that release had the benefit of opening during the month of December when box office is generally inflated. Also on its side is that moviegoers seemed to ignore the critics because they gave it an “A-” CinemaScore while the film sits pretty rotten with a 16% on Rotten Tomatoes. Due to its Christmas theme it should play well throughout the month of November and December which could make the sequel deliver some surprising results.

Landing in third is our second new release, Murder on the Orient Express, with an estimated $28.2 million. The film played well to audience and it looks like moviegoers were in the mood for an old school murder mystery with a marquee cast. This is another film that could play well over the next few weeks because it’s the most adult skewing film at the box office and its “B” CinemaScore suggests people were mostly happy with it. The film carries a $55 million budget and has grossed $57.2 million worldwide as of now and should continue to play very well internationally.

Holding pretty strongly in fourth is A Bad Moms Christmas which dropped just 31% to $11.5 million. The sequel, much like its predecessor, is being rewarded by its heavily female skewing audience that seems to be really enjoying the film. The sequel also has the distinction of having the strongest hold of any wide release comedy this year. It domestic total stands at just shy of $40 million and much like Daddy’s Home 2, it should play well the next few weeks due to its holiday theme.

Check out the full top ten results below:

  1. Thor: Ragnarok – $56.6 million (-54%, $211 million)
  2. Daddy’s Home 2 – $30 million (New)
  3. Murder on the Orient Express – $28.2 million (New)
  4. A Bad Moms Christmas – $11.5 million (-31%, $39.8 million)
  5. Jigsaw – $3.4 million (-47.9%, $34.3 million)
  6. Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – $2 million (-54.4%, $45.9 million)
  7. Geostorm – $1.5 million (-51.6%, $31.6 million)
  8. Blade Runner 2049 – $1.4 million (-39.3%, $88 million)
  9. Happy Death Day – $1.3 million (-51.4%, $54.9 million)
  10. Lady Bird – $1.2 million (+242.9%, 1.7 million)
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At the age of five, I knew I wanted to write movies and about them. I've set out to make those dreams come true. As an alumni of the Los Angeles Film Academy, I participated in their Screenwriting program, while building up my expertise in film criticism. I write reviews that relate to the average moviegoer by educating my readers and keeping it fun. My job is to let you know the good, the bad, and the ugly in the world of cinema, so you can have your best moviegoing experience. You can find more of my writing on Instagram @g_reelz.