The God of Thunder has summoned up a storm this past weekend, showing out with an impressive $46M. This comes as no surprise as the latest Marvel tentpole has skyrocketed to the top of the mountain amid strong competition. The second weekend for Thor: Love and Thunder has given a grand total of $315M to the House of Mouse’s war chest. By most metrics, $400M is a critical success; however, this weekend marks a significant plunge in attendance for Marvel movies specifically. Viewership for the studio’s projects has taken a severe downturn, with Thor: Love and Thunder having dropped almost %80, on par with Black Widow at %79. Marvel movies are often hit or miss with critics, but what keeps driving Disney to make them is their profitability and box office dominance. This puts Disney in a very difficult position, the company keeps focusing on streaming content at a time when audiences are returning to cinemas. However, audiences are not turning up in as many droves as per usual.
Where the Crawdads Sing came out to a solid $17M opening weekend. The prestige picture is sure to drum up Oscar buzz, with stand-out performances from the whole cast. Period pieces are a time-tested seller, especially in a Post-Bridgerton world. In other box office news, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank also came out, to place at No. 6 in total grossing this weekend $6.25M.