The God of Thunder’s exciting new adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Thor: Ragnarok” opened at No.1 yesterday nationwide, capturing the biggest opening day gross for a Marvel Studios title for 2017.
The Chris Hemsworth-led blockbuster posted an otherworldly P38.56-M opening gross (including Tuesday’s sneaks) and now ranks fourth in the year’s biggest openers (bested only by Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman and Fast & Furious 8).
The top-selling cinemas are (in descending order) SM Mall of Asia (P1.67-M), SM North EDSA (P1.59-M), SM Megamall (P1.25-M), Newport Cinemas (P1.07-M), Glorietta 4 (P886,362), Trinoma (P874,529), Greenbelt 3 (P724,343), Ayala Malls Cebu (P643,876), SM Aura (P600,699) and SM Cebu (P574,834).
They are followed by Robinsons’s Magnolia (P564,982), Power Plant (P561,821), SM Iloilo (P561,010), Bonifacio High Street (P536,086), Greenhills Promenade (P484,702), SM Clark (P480,530), Shang Cineplex (P480,530), Uptown Place (P472,439), SM Seaside City Cebu (P461,076) and Fisher Mall (P447,360).
Directed by Taika Waititi from a script by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost and Stephany Folsom and Eric Pearson, “Thor: Ragnarok” picks up after the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
In the film, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).
The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
Now showing across the Philippines, “Thor: Ragnarok” is distributed by the Walt Disney Company.