Love and Thunder’s Massive Production Budget Revealed

Thor: Love and Thunder had a production budget worthy of a god. According Variety, Marvel Studios produced the fourth Thor movie with a budget of $250 million. According Wikipedia (compilation from reports from trade publications similar to this one), which makes Thor: Love and Thunder one of the five most expensive films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The only most expensive films in this canon are three Avengers films – End of Game, Infinity Warand Age of Ultron — and love and thunderthe budget of is equal to that of Captain America: Civil Warwhich many Marvel Studios fans consider an Avengers movie in all but name.

It’s a big budget, but a Thor: Love and Thunder has already recouped with its $290 million worldwide opening weekend. That includes $135 million at the domestic box office.

Despite a substantial budget, Thor: Love and Thunder sees mixed reviews from critics and fans. The film’s Rotten Tomatoes score is among the lowest in the MCU. Jenna Anderson of ComicBook.com gave the film a 3.5 out of 5 in her review, writing:

Thor: Love and Thunder is definitely a change of pace, whether from Thor: Ragnarok, the MCU’s Phase Four, or even the greatest tapestry of superhero adaptations. The film’s heartfelt, reverential core feels perfect for its crop of characters and for the current cultural moment, but that perfection is hampered by bizarre structural choices and inconsistent CGI. Sometimes this mess just adds to the charm of love and thunder and its flawed crop of characters, but that prevents the film from becoming another game-changing entry within the MCU. Fortunately, just enough Thor: Love and Thunder manages to charm and delight – especially its stellar ensemble cast – to make for a worthwhile callback.”

In Thor: Love and Thunder, Thor embarks on an unprecedented journey: a quest for inner peace. However, his retreat is interrupted by Gorr the Butcher God, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg, and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who – to his surprise – inexplicably wields his magic hammer. Together they embark on a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s revenge.

Taika Waititi directed Thor: Love and Thunder from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Waititi, Russell Crowe and Natalie Portman

Thor: Love and Thunder now playing in theaters.

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