Some fans have criticized Thor: Ragnarok for borrowing too much of its tone and style from Guardians of the Galaxy, but if that’s the case then it seems the god of thunder wears that style even better than Star-Lord and his friends do.
As of this weekend, Thor: Ragnarok officially has a larger worldwide box office total than 2014’s original Guardians of the Galaxy.
With $277.5 million earned at home and $512.6 earned overseas, Thor: Ragnarok now has a worldwide box office total of $790 million. Guardians of the Galaxy concluded its box office run with $773.3 million earned, split between $333.2 domestic and $440.2 foreign.
Thor: Ragnarok is Marvel Studios’ 17th consecutive film to open at number one at the domestic box office. The success of the Thor: Ragnarok also pushed the Marvel Cinematic Universe to become the first franchise in history to earn more than $5 billion at the domestic box office.
Thor: Ragnarok is also Marvel’s highest-grossing Thor movie, outgrossing the lifetime totals of both the original Thor and Thor: The Dark World. Thor grossed $181 million domestically and $286.2 million internationally for a worldwide total of $449 million, and Thor: The Dark World grossed $206 million domestically and $438.2 million internationally for a worldwide total of $644.5 million.
At the international box office, Thor: Ragnarok has also passed 2017 superhero hits Logan and Wonder Woman, though Wonder Woman remains ahead of Thor: Ragnarok in worldwide total.
Thor: Ragnarok is currently the ninth-highest grossing film of the year worldwide and the sixth-highest grossing film of the year domestically.
Thor: Ragnarok is now playing in theaters. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include; Black Panther on February 16, 2018, Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.
But while we might be waiting a couple more weeks before we get to see the first clip from Avengers: Infinity War, one fan cut up their own version from the same cloth as the Justice League trailer, including using the song “Heroes.” Check out the video above to see for yourself.
The clip uses the same version of the song as the Justice League trailer, employing a lot of the same edits in order to build the conflicts between teammates as well as the planet-threatening problems they face.
Of course, they don’t have access to new footage but they make good use of scenes from previous films, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and more.
The clips do well to build up the differences between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, embellishing the inherent conflict in their ideologies. It makes use of the moments from the Avengers movies that helped established their divide.
It also showcases some of the most iconic moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all building toward the appearance of Thanos and his eventual conflict with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
The beats and action scenes all tend to line up with those of the actual Justice League trailer, especially the moment where Star-Lord fires the chest-mounted collider, taking the place of Batman firing his barrage in the Batmobile.
Justice League is now playing in theaters everywhere.