Walt Disney and Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok opened in North America with a massive $121 million debut (over a hundred million more than the next movie on the chart. That’s the fourth-biggest opening weekend of the year, behind only Beauty and the Beast ($174m), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($146m) and It ($123m, sans 3D).

The Thor sequel had the second-best opening of Marvel’s three 2017 releases, less than Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($147M) but a bit more than Spider-Man: Homecoming ($117M). It’s the best opening for the Thor series, yet it’s the worst for a Marvel part three, after Captain America: Civil War ($179M) and Iron Man 3 ($174M). That’s not even with adjustment made for inflation.

Here’s the estimated top 10 for the weekend (newcomers in bold):

1. Thor: Ragnarok – $121M
2. A Bad Moms Christmas – $17M
3. Jigsaw – $6.7M
4. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – $4.7M
5. Geostorm – $3M
6. Happy Death Day – $2.8M
7. Thank You for Your Service – $2.3M
8. Blade Runner 2049 – $2.2M
9. Only the Brave – $1.9M
10. Let There Be Light  – $1.6M

Directed by Taika Waititi the powerhouse cast includes including Tessa Thompson (Dear White People, Westworld), Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, and Tom Hiddeslton.  Ragnarok received glowing reviews and garnered an A CinemaScore, indicating good word of mouth. The threequel, which reportedly cost $180 million to make, has likewise fared well overseas, tallying about $306 million since it began rolling out last week.

Thompson plays  portray Valkyrie, Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first LGBTQ character.  The film’s director, Taika Waititi, wanted to do more than add diversity to the franchise. He told EW that in casting Thompson, he found the perfect actor to elevate the role from someone who could have been just boring and pretty to a strong, independent character.

Be sure to check it out this epic film in theaters!

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