Thor: Love and Thunder is expected to continue Marvel Studios’ trend of dominating the box office. Today, Box Office Pro has released its long-range box office forecast for the newest entry in the Thor franchise.
According to the site, Love and Thunder projects to make anywhere from $155 million to $205 million domestically in its 3-day opening, while globally it is projected to make $350 million to $495 million. Keep in mind, that these are low and high figures, so best and worst case scenarios when it comes to how much they make.
Per Box Office Pro’s chief analyst, Shawn Robbins, early social media trends and trailer views for Love and Thunder have generated some of the highest metrics for any Marvel Studios project outside of Avengers Endgame and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Robbins also points out that the film shouldn’t have much competition to affect its box office performance with Jurassic World Dominion already having been in theaters for a month before Love and Thunder debuts. So expect the above projections to be on the higher side.
The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey, unlike anything he’s ever faced – a search for self-discovery. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.
Directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit) and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, Thor: Love and Thunder opens in U.S. theaters on July 8, 2022.