THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Passes THOR: RAGNAROK At Domestic Box Office; Nears $700M Globally

Thor: Love & Thunder may not have been a huge hit with critics, but Taika Waititi's MCU sequel has now topped its predecessor, Thor: Ragnarok, at the domestic box office as it closes in on $700M worldwide.

Thor: Love and Thunder didn't go over nearly as well with critics as its predecessor did when it hit theaters back in 2017, but Taika Waititi's comedic sequel has proven to be more popular with general audiences.

The latest box office updates (via Fandango's Erik Davis) reveal that Love and Thunder has now taken in $316 million domestically, topping Thor: Ragnarok's $315M. The movie is currently on track to passing $700 million worldwide, which does suggest that the divisive MCU adventure has slightly stronger legs than initially predicted - although it has very little chance of joining the $1 billion club.

Love and Thunder recently dropped to 65% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the worst-reviewed of all four Thor movies, just behind The Dark World at 66%.

Thor: Love and Thunder finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. 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 Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit) and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, Thor: Love and Thunder  is now playing in theaters.

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