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Weekend Box Office Report: November 10-12, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok smashes first place again!

For a second weekend, Marvel's muscular Thunder God pounded his way to the top of the box office and held THOR: RAGNAROK at #1 with an estimated $56.6 million!

Thor's comedic space adventure with Hulk and friends was down by 54% from its opening last week, which is a fairly typical amount for a Marvel release (this summer's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 dropped 55% in its second weekend).

The splashy and energetic sequel from director Taika Waititi has a ten-day domestic total of $211.5 million, and has collected a worldwide total of $650 million (already defeating the $644 million global finish for THOR: THE DARK WORLD).

Opening in second place was the PG-13 comedy DADDY'S HOME 2 with $30 million.

The holiday-themed Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg sequel came up short of the $38.7 million start of the original DADDY'S HOME, which opened on Christmas Day in 2015 (instead of a month and a half before the actual holiday) and went on to a surprising $150 million domestic and $242 million worldwide.

The follow-up, which added new fathers Mel Gibson and John Lithgow, cost a reported $69 million (compared to the $50 million price tag of the first).

Critics had nothing but coal for its stocking, giving the movie an average 16% on Rotten Tomatoes (the JoBlo review is HERE).

In third place was the new mystery MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS with an opening of $28.2 million.

The PG-13 thriller with Kenneth Branagh (who also directed) and a packed cast of familiar faces (Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley) cost a reported $55 million.

The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie's locomotive homicide tale gathered an additional $57 million overseas for a worldwide total of $85.4 million.

Critics found the star-studded train ride a little bumpy, giving it a 58% average on Rotten Tomatoes (the JoBlo review can be found HERE).

Comedy sequel A BAD MOM'S CHRISTMAS was in fourth place with $11.5 million, losing only 31% of business from its opening last weekend.

The R-rated holiday indulgence from Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn has a ten-day domestic total of $39.8 million (on a $28 million cost).

Horrifying sequels JIGSAW and TYLER PERRY'S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN were in fifth and sixth place, keeping the sci-fi pair GEOSTORM and BLADE RUNNER 2049 in seventh and eighth. The Gerard Butler weather disaster is just short of $200 million worldwide, while the Harrison Ford sequel has yet to hit $250 million worldwide.

The low-budget horror movie HAPPY DEATH DAY was in ninth with $1.3 million on its fifth weekend in theaters, bringing it to nearly $55 million domestic on a cost of less than $5 million.

The acclaimed LADY BIRD popped into tenth place with $1.2 million despite expanding to only 37 screens.

The R-rated Saoirse Ronan comedy from writer-director Greta Gerwig has a domestic total of $1.7 million after its impressive limited-release debut last weekend. The movie currently holds a rare 100% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

Outside the chart, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE was discharged with firefighter ONLY THE BRAVE and Jackie Chan's THE FOREIGNER. In limited release, the Frances McDormand comedy-drama THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI started with an excellent per-screen average of $80k.

Next weekend assembles some of the greatest superheroes of DC Comics for JUSTICE LEAGUE, while drama options include the Julia Roberts/Owen Wilson WONDER and the bestseller adaptation MUDBOUND.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Thor: Ragnarok $56.6 M $211.5 M
2. Daddy's Home 2 $30 M
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3. Murder on the Orient Express $28.2 M
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4. A Bad Moms Christmas $11.5 M $39.8 M
5. Jigsaw $3.4 M $34.3 M
6. Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween $2 M $45.9 M
7. Geostorm $1.5 M $31.6 M
8. Blade Runner 2049 $1.4 M $88 M
9. Happy Death Day $1.3 M $54.9 M
10. Lady Bird $1.2 M $1.7 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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