Mumbai, July 6 - Marvel Studios' Thor: Love and Thunder
is all set to hammer at the Indian box office from this Thursday. The movie, directed by Taika Waititi, is releasing a day earlier in India than the North American release, on July 7. It will be released in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam languages.
Marvel has always been a huge movie brand in India, and in the recent past, the studios' films have taken huge openings at the Indian box office. "Thor: Love and Thunder" is also tracking to open big as the advance booking response has been very good so far. Till 5 PM on July 6, the advance booking gross collection of Thor 4 is 11 crores, which is expected to reach 15-16 crores by the end of the day.
The 4th installment in the Thor franchise, however, is getting a slow response as compared to the previous Marvel movie, "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of the Madness", which was released a couple in May this year. At the same, "Doctor Strange 2" advance booking was around 20 crores gross while the opening day collection was 36.30 crores gross for all languages.
Looking at the advance booking of "Thor 4" so far, the movie is still very much on track to open around 20-22 crores net with a possibility of reaching 25 crores net if critics' reviews and word of mouth are positive. However, as seen in the past, the critics' reviews haven't affected the business of Marvel titles and the same can be expected with "Thor 4" as well.
The movie stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor alongside Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Waititi, Russell Crowe, and Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor. Portman is making her comeback after missing out on the previous two Thor movies. In the film, Thor attempts to find inner peace, but must return to action and recruit Valkyrie (Thompson), Korg (Waititi), and Jane Foster (Portman) - who is now the Mighty Thor - to stop Gorr the God Butcher (Bale) from eliminating all gods.