Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder is off to a thunderous start overseas. According to Deadline, the fourth Thor film opened to an estimated $15.7 million across 17 international box office markets including Korea, Australia, Italy and Germany. While that is approximately 39% ahead of Thor: Ragnarok, that is actually slightly under (24%) Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ opening.
In Korea, Thor: Love and Thunder managed to open with $3.1 million. That gives it the 5th highest opening day during the pandemic era. While in Australia, the fourquel opened to an estimated $3 million. That would give it the 2nd highest opening day during the pandemic, as well as the highest opening day of 2022 to date and the 5th biggest all-time opening day for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film in Australia.
As for Indonesia, the film managed to score the best opening day during the pandemic era with a reported $1.6 million. In Italy, Love and Thunder took in an estimated $1.4 million giving it the 3rd highest opening day of the pandemic era, as well as the 2nd biggest opening of 2022. While Germany saw the film open to $1.2 million for the 4th highest opening during the pandemic era.
Thor: Love and Thunder officially opens stateside tomorrow, while there are preview screenings underway as of today. Preview numbers should be unveiled tomorrow, helping to provide a better estimate for the marvelous film’s box office projections. As it stands, though, Love and Thunder is expected to open around $300 million at the worldwide box office this weekend.