Let’s be thankful Thor did pretty well at the box-office in its opening weekend otherwise we would have been subjected to some variation on the following headlines:

“Thor Can’t Defeat Low-Key Audience Interest”

“Midgard Audiences Do What Midgard Serpent Couldn’t”

“Marvel Franchise Hopeful a Thor Loser at Box-Office”

“Thor Gets His Asgard Handed to Him”

“Maybe Portman Should Have Made Out With Mila Kunis in This One Too”

“Thor Hammered By Competition”

“Marvel Hero Not Worthy to Carry Box-Office Win”

“Thor Gets Bifrost-y Box Office Reception”