Thor: Ragnarok has ascended to one of the highest echelons of box office Valhalla, passing 2014’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.1 in worldwide sales. Fans have often drawn a comparison between the comedic timbres and overall atmosphere found in both films, but it appears that the more recent of the two outshined its predecessor at the box office as of this weekend.
Marvel Studios has a 17-film winning streak, with this latest cinematic installment landing as the studio’s next consecutive #1 domestic box office success. Thor: Ragnarok’s achievements have also put the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the edge, making it the only film franchise to reach over $5 Billion at the domestic box office.
Ragnarok has, thus far, earned $277.5 million stateside and $512.6 million internationally, placing its global earnings at a staggering $790 million. Those numbers cement the movie as the sixth-highest grossing film of 2017 domestically and the ninth-highest globally. Thor: Ragnarok has also become the top-grossing film in the Thor franchise, surpassing the original’s worldwide effort of $449 million and Thor: The Dark World’s global gross of $644.5 million. With all that said, Guardians Of The Galaxy’s collective earnings of $773.3 million is still nothing to sneeze at.
Thor: Ragnarok‘s success will have domestic and international audiences awaiting subsequent installments with high levels of anticipation, and Marvel looks to satisfy. Over the next few years, several new films will be released: Black Panther comes out on February 16th, 2018, Avengers: Infinity War follows on May 4, 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp arrives on July 6, 2018, Captain Marvel is set come out on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie will be released on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is slated for July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will hit theaters in 2020.