Thor: Ragnarok collects more than $10m in earnings at first weekend box office, while Suburbicon struggles

New Marvel film Thor: Ragnarok soared to number one at the weekend box office, collecting more than $10m in earnings across 781 screens.

The latest film produced by Marvel Studios is the sequel to 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Idris Elba and Jeff Goldblum.

Viewers return to see Thor caught in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against The Hulk. In an attempt to survive, Thor must prevent Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilisation.

The film collected more than $107m at the international box office on its opening weekend while locally it has made a total of $10.931m.

Locally, it was the only film to make more than $1m, with second place going to Sony’s Blade Runner 2049, which made $557,788 over 264 screens.

Since its premiere, the film had made $11.556m.

Geostorm fell from first place to third over the weekend, raking in $497,339. The result was a massive fall from its opening weekend, when it grossed $1.539m.

In fourth place was Fox’s The Mountain Between Us making $447,200 over the weekend, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

New to the top five was Roadshow’s Suburbicon, which achieved $372,446 on its opening weekend across 223 screens.

The film, directed by George Clooney, is set in 1959 in a peaceful community known as Suburbicon.

Starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, the film is based around husband and father Gardner Lodge, who must navigate the town’s underbelly of betrayal, deceit and violence.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Thor: Ragnarok (Disney) $10,135,906 781 $10,931,710
Blade Runner 2049 (Sony) $557,788 264 $11,556,735
Geostorm (Wb) $497,339 245 $2,427,283
The Mountain Between Us (Fox) $447,200 288 $4,157,678
Suburbicon (Roadshow) $372,446 223 $372,446
Happy Death Day (Universal) $332,204 205 $3,112,576
Home Again (Eone) $310,260 233 $1,313,694
The Snowman (Universal) $253,076 238 $1,345,572
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Fox) $178,435 164 $18,827,123
The Son Of Bigfoot (Studiocanal) $145,572 198 $385,887
My Little Pony: The Movie (Madman) $136,563 157 $136,563
Golmaal Again (Mindblowing Films) $110,801 34 $494,266
Victoria And Abdul (Universal) $107,525 138 $8,198,160
The Midwife (Palace) $84,703 18 $221,488
The Foreigner (english) (Roadshow) $82,054 49 $348,982
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Fox) $71,001 135 $9,508,956
The Emoji Movie (Sony) $66,535 128 $13,531,545
Secret Superstar (Zee Studios) $60,208 14 $237,436
Mersal (Mks Retail) $47,337 14 $484,956
The Lego Ninjago Movie (Wb) $37,787 86 $5,361,480

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