Box Office: Mighty “Thor” rolls toward a $120 million opening

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“Thor: Ragnarok” looked like a $100 million hit Friday morning, based on Thursday night’s numbers.

But Friday changed all that and for the better. It’s now headed toward a $115-120 opening, right at the top end of projections.

That’s the best opening for a “Thor” movie, by a long shot. And that’s swallowing most of the money this weekend at the box office.

“A Bad Moms Christmas” proves that as long as you release your mediocre holiday comedy before anybody else’s holiday comedy comes out, there’s cash to be pocketed. Midnight Sunday, it should have earned $20 million or so. Wednesday opening paid off…a little.

Discouraging to see “Only the Brave” fade from sight. Oscar contenders don’t do that. “LBJ” will not crack the top ten, and “Lady Bird” opens big on a handful of screens.

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