Thor: Ragnarok is now the third Marvel Studios film this year to cross $700 million at the worldwide box office. The movie currently sits at $738.1M, after posting $21.8M in its third weekend in North America. While Ragnarok could catch either of its two Marvel Cinematic Universe predecessors in 2017, the competition gets a little tougher from here on out.
Thor: Ragnarok has a great chance at becoming the third Marvel Studios movie to cross $800M worldwide in 2017, and then it’s a matter of which MCU offering winds up with the highest total. Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently the highest grossing superhero movie of the year at $880.1M while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stands in second place with $863.6M.
Thor: Ragnarok may reach beyond either of those efforts, but the next big milestone, besides $800M, is possibly besting Wonder Woman at $821.8M. That would give Marvel Studios the three highest grossing superhero movies of the year, assuming Justice League doesn’t surpass Wonder Woman in its own right.
Justice League is off to a slow start, with a projected opening weekend of $96M in North America and $281.5M worldwide. That probably won’t be enough for JL to beat Ragnarok at the box office, but the former could slow down the latter just enough to block Ragnarok from some of its loftier goals. There are also family hits like Wonder and Coco to factor into the Thor threequel’s remaining financial prospects.
At this point, though, we’re only wondering which additional milestones Thor: Ragnarok will hammer through. There is no question that the latest Marvel Studios release is a massive success. It’s already made all the money it needed to, so even a more competitive box office landscape isn’t much to worry about.