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swmcbf


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Estimating over $200,000 for this weekend in its 15th week. Is that usual in popular movies?


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mrfurious


Member Since: Mon Aug 28, 2017
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Its pretty good, considering how few theaters the movie is playing in now. 173, I believe. It was making less a few weeks ago when it was playing in even fewer theaters. A good measure is to look at its income per theater average, and compare it to other big movies released around the same time: Daddy's Home 2, Justice League, Orient Express, Coco, etc.

Its no Jumanji, but Ragnarok is hugely successful.


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Odin's Eye


Member Since: Wed Jul 19, 2017
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While Thor Ragnarok continues to bring in money, it is not as good as some of the other films, despite its critical acceptance. It did crush Justice League, but let's face it, Justice League just wasn't that good, at least according to the critics.
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For whatever reason, Jmangi continues to crush the box office, despite the leas than stellar critical acclaim. I wasn't crazy about Guardians 2, but it still did better at the domestic box office. Granted, neither Thor Ragnarok, Black Panther, nor Guardians had any real competition as did Thor Ragnarok. Justice League did take some of Thor's box office as did Star Wars.


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skrayper


Member Since: Mon Jul 24, 2017
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    While Thor Ragnarok continues to bring in money, it is not as good as some of the other films, despite its critical acceptance. It did crush Justice League, but let's face it, Justice League just wasn't that good, at least according to the critics.
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    For whatever reason, Jmangi continues to crush the box office, despite the leas than stellar critical acclaim. I wasn't crazy about Guardians 2, but it still did better at the domestic box office. Granted, neither Thor Ragnarok, Black Panther, nor Guardians had any real competition as did Thor Ragnarok. Justice League did take some of Thor's box office as did Star Wars.


"It is not as good as some other films"

Pretty sure you could say this about EVERY other movie. Even those considered the greatest has at least some people who would say it isn't as good as other films.

Ragnarok was popular with critics and fans, is one of the highest rated Marvel movies to date, and is BY FAR the best Thor film. You could even argue it is also the best Hulk film, if you want to grant him co-star status.


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Visitor


Member Since: Sun Jul 30, 2017
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      While Thor Ragnarok continues to bring in money, it is not as good as some of the other films, despite its critical acceptance. It did crush Justice League, but let's face it, Justice League just wasn't that good, at least according to the critics.
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      For whatever reason, Jmangi continues to crush the box office, despite the leas than stellar critical acclaim. I wasn't crazy about Guardians 2, but it still did better at the domestic box office. Granted, neither Thor Ragnarok, Black Panther, nor Guardians had any real competition as did Thor Ragnarok. Justice League did take some of Thor's box office as did Star Wars.



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    "It is not as good as some other films"



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    Pretty sure you could say this about EVERY other movie. Even those considered the greatest has at least some people who would say it isn't as good as other films.



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    Ragnarok was popular with critics and fans, is one of the highest rated Marvel movies to date, and is BY FAR the best Thor film. You could even argue it is also the best Hulk film, if you want to grant him co-star status.





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jazzbass6


Member Since: Tue Sep 30, 2014
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with your "best" Thor film, that honor is still held by the first one. The inane, insipid, lame ass comedy destroyed this movie IMO.


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The Mandarin


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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I wouldn't say humor in general weakened the movie so much as specifically bathos. This video details what bathos is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-QhdzQo66o

The video mentions Spider-Man II as an example of a movie that is NOT infected with bathos. Note that this doesn't mean that the movie lacks humor. There is plenty of humor in Spider-Man II. But the humor is never used at moments where it would destroy drama. Humor that pops up in moments that should have a gravitas, and which destroys that gravitas, is bathos, and it's become the main weakness of the Marvel movies. Not enough to ruin them, but enough to make them much less than they should be.




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bd2999


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 15,908


At this point it is pretty normal really. Bigger movies, particularly comic movies, are very front loaded in terms of their returns and the drop offs can be steep.

Thor Ragnarok has done pretty well really.




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bd2999


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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I would say it and the first Thor are probably the best, but I did enjoy Ragnarok a bit more in terms of depiction. They could have toned down the comedy a bit but it was pretty good.

I think the thing to keep in mind is that the movie did very well. And critical response does not really always translate into box office returns. It is nice to have though.




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Odin's Eye


Member Since: Wed Jul 19, 2017
Posts: 56


What I meant to say is that Thor Ragnarok did not do as well in the box office as some other films, which weren't as good as Thor Ragnarok. Thor Ragnarok, while having a bit too much comedy, is Marvel's best film to date.


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Would be Watcher


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This is also why I think the first Thor was better. The use of Bathos in Ragnarok was too often unfortunate.



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Braugi


Member Since: Fri Jul 14, 2017
Posts: 668


but the inappropriate placement of humor keeps it from being at the top of the heap. Its a drawback, and a pretty significant one.

Heck, I can even handle that sort of inappropriate humor...if its from a well established character that would use it...had it been Deadpool making the quip after the destruction of Asgard instead of Korg, for instance, I think I could roll with it, but you would have had to establish that sort of behavior beforehand, and preferably with interplay with his foil to show reaction to the humor.




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