DC is once again on top as Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder box office is less than The Batman in the same timeframe.
In its first eleven days of being open at the domestic box office, Thor: Love and Thunder has brought in $239 million while The Batman made $245 million in its first eleven days.
That’s not all as The Batman also beat Marvel in its second weekend with $66.5 million to Thor: Love and Thunder only bringing in $46.6 million, a number that has been revised three times, with the latest revision saving Love and Thunder from having the worst drop of any MCU film, so take from that what you will.
It’s also possible that Thor: Love and Thunder might not even beat The Batman in its worldwide gross, as The Batman finished with over $770 million, and Ragnarok finished with over $853 million but it is looking like Love and Thunder won’t get anywhere near Ragnarok‘s numbers and will finish somewhere in the $700 millions, which is shocking as Marvel’s previous movies with Chris Hemsworth and Thor were the billion dollar Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame films, and again Ragnarok made near $900 million. James Gunn has also confirmed Chris Hemsworth won’t be a part of Guardians of the Galaxy 3.
Fans like The Batman better than Thor: Love and Thunder
Fans also like The Batman better as the film from Matt Reeves starring Robert Pattinson has a Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score of 87% and an A- CinemaScore, while Thor: Love and Thunder has a 78% Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score and a B+ CinemaScore, which is on the low side for a Marvel movie. Likewise, the critics also like The Batman better as it has an 85% Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score and Thor: Love and Thunder has a 68% score from critics.
Worth a note is that The Batman also ended up passing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at the domestic box office for three consecutive weekends, so what this tells us is that the Marvel movies have no legs as both films were heavily front-loaded, but no one went to see the films again and word-of-mouth spread how disappointing they are, while The Batman had a steady flow of viewers (I saw it two times in theaters and once on HBO Max) and the bonus is that it did well for HBO Max, while the Marvel films and TV shows don’t do anything for Disney Plus.
Regarding what went wrong with Thor: Love and Thunder, I have to ask, did you see the movie? Dumb joke after dumb joke after dumb joke. The movie came off as insulting, goofy, silly, and downright just stupid. While Ragnarok has a great balance of humor, seriousness, and action, Love and Thunder has none of that as Kevin Feige mandated the movie come in under two hours with all the good parts involving Christian Bale removed, where Gorr the God Butcher ended up as just another generic and vanilla MCU villain in a long line of generic and vanilla villains, even though Waititi filmed almost four hours of footage.
Honestly, I can’t fathom how anyone can think this movie is any good. See below. ‘Nuff said?