The new "Thor" smashes the North American box office

The fourth installment in the ‘Thor’ saga, ‘Love and Thunder’ hit theaters across North America this weekend, ousting the Minions from the box office lead, according to firm estimates. specialized in Exhibitor Relations.

The Nordic superhero with a hammer, embodied for the fourth time on the big screen with Marvel and fighting here against an intergalactic killer, is played by Chris Hemsworth, accompanied by Natalie Portman and Christian Bale.

The film directed by New Zealander Taika Waititi has accumulated since its release on Friday 143 million dollars in receipts in cinemas in the United States and Canada, a large figure, up from the last episode.

An “excellent” start for Marvel and a 4th opus that works much better than other superhero films at the same stage, notes expert David Gross, from Franchise Entertainment Research.

It far exceeds “The Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gru”, in the lead the previous weekend and which reaps for this one $ 45.5 million, making a total since its release of 210 million receipts.

In third place, the blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” maintains a very strong performance for its seventh week in theaters, pulling in around $15.5 million since Friday.

Since its release, Tom Cruise’s return to the US Army’s elite fighter pilot has now generated $597 million.

For its third week, “Elvis”, the baroque and extravagant biopic dedicated to the king of rock and roll, falls in fourth position with 11 million, still according to Exhibitor Relations.

“Jurassic World: The World After”, the sixth installment of the cult saga of dinosaurs, comes fifth with 8.4 million dollars in revenue.

Here’s the rest of the top 10:

6 – “Black Phone” ($7.6 million)

7 – “Buzz Lightyear” (2.9 million)

8 – “Marcel The Shell With Shoes On” ($340,000)

9 – “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” ($262,000)

10 – “Mr. Malcolm’s List” (245,000)

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