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Thor: Ragnarok Projected To Win Weekend Box Office Once Again

Thor: Ragnarok is set to be a box office superhero once again. Deadline reports that the latest Marvel film is projected to win the weekend box office for the second week in a row with a cool $60 million, representing about a 50 percent drop from its massive $121 million opening.

Ragnarok features Thor (Chris Hemsworth) teaming up with the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) to take down the villainous Hela (Cate Blanchett), who has unleashed chaos on Asgard. Tom Hiddleston and Jeff Goldblum also star in the film, which was directed by Taika Waititi. 

The movie earned the love of critics with a 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes– good for a spot as one of the best reviewed MCU movies ever. Audiences who saw it in its opening weekend were also fully on board with what they saw, awarding it with an A CinemaScore and an 90 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, all of which should translate into a long domestic box office run.

Ragnarok will have two big competitors in its second week: Murder on the Orient Express and Daddy's Home 2Murder on the Orient Express comes from director Kenneth Branagh and features an all star cast including Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Marwan Kenzari, and Olivia Colman.

Murder on the Orient Express, the latest adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel, has received a mixed reaction from critics, with a 64 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie is projected to make somewhere in the mid $20 million range, with most of its profits coming from viewers over 35 years old, and especially women. 

Daddy's Home 2 is a sequel to the 2015 film of the same name, which made $38.7 million in its opening weekend. (via Box Office Mojo) The sequel, which has not been screened for critics yet, features the return of Will Ferrell's Brad and Mark Wahlberg's Dusty, alongside newcomers Mel Gibson and John Lithgow as their fathers. The movie is not expected to top the first film, projecting for about $20 million.