The Marvel Cinematic Universe has entered its fourth phase, as theatres prepare for the premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder. The last three Thor films, Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and Thor: Ragnarok, were highly received by the Indian public, and if Love & Thunder receive similar reactions, it will be another winner for the studio in India. Thor Love & Thunder box office day 1 report, advance booking, total screen count, opening day collection & more details are here.
With an official runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes, the Chris Hemsworth-starring film is expected to be one of the shortest Marvel films to date. The film will be released in roughly 2300 theatres across India in numerous languages, including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.
As previously stated, advance bookings were opened three weeks before to the release, and according to Sacnilk, Thor 4 has grossed ₹6.47 crores from day one bookings. If this is accurate, the figures are quite low, given that the recently released Doctor Strange grossed ₹20 crores just from bookings. Strange's advance bookings opened a month before. However, the official information on advance bookings for Thor 4 has yet to be released.
The video will be screened 24 hours a day, seven days a week, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on July 7. In terms of show count, the film has almost 10,500 shows in India, with a potential gross of nearly ₹60 crores. It's an event film, so the team has gone with blockbuster pricing, as has been the standard with all Disney films. On the advance booking front, the film is expected to earn roughly ₹13.50 crores nett across the country for its opening day, with nearly ₹9 crores net coming from the northern market and ₹4.50 crores coming from the southern belt.
Thor: Love & Thunder is expected to make around ₹20 crores at the box office, which has become more or less the norm for Marvel Films thanks to the dedicated fanbase acquired over the years.
While the initial investment appears to be approximately ₹20 crores, the business will undoubtedly experience a surge on Saturday and Sunday. It wouldn't be unusual if the picture was released on Friday as well, given the Indian market is traditionally known for Friday releases, and a midweek release can sometimes hurt opening day expectations.