If you believe that sequels are referendums on the film that came before, that THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER should be fine. The last entry, THOR RAGNAROK (2017), was not only the best-reviewed of the THOR films, but it was easily the highest-grossing of the three, along with being the only one to open above $100M domestically.
Of course, much of the success of RAGNAROK can be attributed to director Taika Waititi, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind JOJO RABBIT. Waititi is at the helm once again for THUNDER.
This is also the first THOR movie since the original to have a summer release date. After shuffling THE DARK WORLD (2013) and RAGNAROK to November, Disney brings THUNDER back to the first weekend in May, where it all started.
With that, let’s take a look at the numbers. THUNDER arrives on The Quorum with a very high awareness of 39%. Among the upcoming DC/MCU films we’re tracking, it ranks 4th. When we look beyond the DC/MCU group, THUNDER ranks 10th among all films being tracked.
On the interest side, THUNDER is doing even better. With a phenomenal interest score of 5.9, it ranks 3rd in its group and 7th among all films.
It’s always exciting when we add a new Marvel film. Look for this one to remain in the upper echelons of the charts through its May release. So, to THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, we say welcome to The Quorum.