Thor: Ragnarok was the most successful Thor movie ever and it was the boldest movie Marvel has ever attempted. It was a great effort by Director Taika Waititi and cast. The movie currently stands at $834 Million and it has beaten so many huge movies whilst doing so. It has a lot of time left in its theatrical run and it might even go past the $1 Billion mark. Here are the movies Thor: Ragnarok took down on the path of its success.
Transformers: The Last Knight
The weakest movie in the Transformers Franchise was its latest sequel which marked the 5th outing of the Transformers in Hollywood. It was the worst both critically as well as at the Box Office as it made only $605.4 Million on the World Wide Box Office and even the fans ended up hating it. Thor: Ragnarok didn’t just beat this movie: against just about every pre-release instinct, it totally obliterated it.
Man of Steel
The first movie of the DCEU was the Superman reboot of one of the most popular Superheroes in the world, ‘Man of Steel’. It was praised quite a lot but it did suffer some criticism concerning the destruction that happened in the movie. It earned a good sum of $668 Million at the Box Office, but Ragnarok even went past it in just one month of its release.
The Matrix Trilogy
While it’s fair to say that the rate of inflation would almost certainly place The Matrix Reloaded over Thor: Ragnarok were it released today, it’s still an impressive achievement that the movie has out-grossed one of the most anticipated and talked-about action sequels in the history of cinema. All three Matrix movies earned a fair sum of money- The Matrix Revolutions ($427.3 million), The Matrix ($463.5 million), The Matrix Reloaded ($742.1 million). It’s great that Thor 3 Managed to beat all 3 of these.
This was probably the weakest movie of DCEU as it had received mixed reviews and was mostly thrashed by the critics. It still managed to be very profitable at the Box Office as Will Smith and Margot Robbie pretty much saved the movie. It earned a huge sum of 745.6 Million USD but Thor not only beat this movie at the Box Office, but it was very well acclaimed by the fans and the critics as well.
The Hunger Games- Mockingjay Part 1
Very few female lead franchises have been successful at the Box Office and one of those was Jennifer Lawrence’s The Hunger Games franchise. Even though all the movies of this franchise were great, the weakest of them all was the third addition to the franchise, Mockingjay Part 1. It earned $755.4 Million.
Pirates Of The Caribbean 5
Considering that the last three Pirates movies grossed at least $960 million each, it seemed like a slam dunk that the long-awaited fifth outing would post similar results. However, the aforementioned blockbuster fatigue and lessening popularity of Johnny Depp no doubt contributed to the latest effort pulling in a modest, if still extremely successful, $794.1 million. Thor: Ragnarok beat this movie on all fronts.
All These MCU Movies
Box Office: The Incredible Hulk ($263.4 million), Captain America: The First Avenger ($370.5 million), Thor ($449.3 million), Ant-Man ($519.3 million), Iron Man ($585.1 million), Iron Man 2 ($623.9 million), Thor: The Dark World ($644.5 million), Doctor Strange ($677.7 million), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714.2 million), Guardians of the Galaxy ($773.3 million). Well not all the MCU movies, but the Majority of them are behind Thor: Ragnarok. It is on its way to take down Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man Homecoming as well which currently stand at $863.4 million and $880 million respectively.
Thor: Ragnarok beat Wonder Woman pretty easily as it has been one and a half month since it came out and Wonder Woman’s entire run ended at $821 Million, and if Thor keeps going, it will surely cross a Billion dollars. Wonder Woman’s grace was not able to beat Thor’s might.
The Whole X-Men Franchise
Box Office: X-Men ($296.3 million), X-Men: First Class ($353.6 million), X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($373.0 million), X2 ($407.7 million), The Wolverine ($414.8 million), X-Men: The Last Stand ($459.3 million), X-Men: Apocalypse ($543.9 million), Logan ($616.8 million), X-Men: Days of Future Past ($747.8 million), Deadpool ($783.1 million). The most successful of all these was Deadpool, which Thor: Ragnarok went past easily.
Almost all Spiderman Movies
Box Office: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($708.9 million), The Amazing Spider-Man ($757.9 million), Spider-Man 2 ($783.6 million), Spider-Man ($821.7 million). Except for the third movie of Sam Raimi’s Spiderman Trilogy, and Spider-Man Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok has managed to beat all Spidey movies and with the rate, it is earning, it will surely cross the $900 Million mark at least and beat the rest 2 Spider-man movies as well.
JL was the first team-up movie DC has ever made and it was quite fun to witness this huge Superhero ensemble. It had to go up against Ragnarok because of the release date, but because of the reviews critics gave the movie, it has not been that successful on Box Office as it has brought in only $620 Million till now and by the looks of it, it is not going to go past Suicide Squad even.
All These Fast And Furious Movies
Box Office: Fast and Furious 6 ($788 Million), Fast Five ($626 Million), ($363 Million), The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift ($158 Million), 2 Fast 2 Furious ($236 Million) and The Fast and The Furious ($207 Million). Thor has managed to beat 6 out of 8 movies of this franchise, which is great.
The movie is one of the best horror films of the recent times. Directed by Andrés Muschietti, the movie released in September this year and managed to earn $695.7 Million from the global box office with a budget of only $35 Million.
Dunkirk was Christopher Nolan’s debut history movie which was very well received across the world. The movie had many breath-taking sequences but still, many fans found it over-rated, dark and boring. The movie managed to earn $525 Million from the global box office with a budget of $100 Million.
Kong: Skull Island
Kong: Skull Island was one of the most anticipated movies of the year but failed to match the level of Peter Jackson’s 2005 adventure. Although the movie has managed to earn $566.7 Million from the global box office, the movie didn’t live up to the level of expectations of the fans.