The summer hot streak continues this weekend with Thor: Love and Thunder
, which easily took first place as it brought in $143 million in its debut, with $29 million of that coming from Thursday previews. The Taika Waititi
-directed superhero film, which opened in 4,375 theaters and got 36% of its gross from IMAX, PLF, 3D, and Motion screens, is the second Marvel Cinematic Universe release of the year, and while the opening numbers aren't up there with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
(still the year's biggest opening with $187 million), they are the biggest for the God of Thunder's solo films, beating Thor: Ragnarok
by 16%. This continues the trend of each Thor film being bigger than the last, at least in the opening weekend, and in the coming weeks we'll get a sense of whether it can maintain its pace to surpass Ragnarok's
$315 million domestic and $854 million worldwide cumes.