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The box-office haul of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is enormous, topping the debut of its predecessor by over 117%.
Opening on Friday, it beat the likes of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Lethal Weapon, two small-scale hits but not as big as Doctor Strange. Interestingly, Doctor Stranger is the only four-quadrant mega-hit.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness grossed $187 million in its debut
The Marvel superhero movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness dominated the North American box office this weekend. The film landed a record-breaking $187 million domestic opening, more than doubling its predecessor’s modest opening of $85 million. It is also the biggest debut of the pandemic era, with a worldwide total of $449.4 million.
The film’s opening weekend is bigger than all three Spider-Man films combined. While the first Spider-Man movie grossed more than $120 million in its opening weekend, that was before 3D movies were widely released, and tickets became more expensive. The film has grossed over $450 million worldwide, with a B+ CinemaScore. It will be interesting to see whether Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness continues this success and if it can top the previous two movies.
It’s the seventh-biggest opening for any Marvel Cinematic title
The film earned an impressive $85.1 million on its first weekend, more than any other Marvel Cinematic title. It was projected to gross over $200 million domestically, but it came in at No. 2 and managed to make enough money to be named the seventh-biggest opening weekend of the pandemic era. In fact, it made enough money to claim the title of biggest domestic opening weekend in 2022.
In its debut overseas, Doctor Stranger grossed $262.4 million, just below its estimate of $265 million. That puts it in seventh place among all-time worldwide launches of Hollywood titles and fourth among MCU films. Its worldwide debut weekend is also the sixth-largest for any Marvel Cinematic title. But it’s not all positive. While critics praised the movie’s visual effects, some criticized its pacing.
It’s the second-biggest domestic release of 2022
In the world of movies, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness opened with a domestic debut of $185 million on its first weekend, surpassing expectations and becoming the second-biggest release of 2022. This film ranks second among all movies to open in the pandemic era and the fourth-biggest opener of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to Disney, Doctor Stranger is projected to reach more than $270 million in like-for-like markets.
The first film in the series earned $85 million during its debut weekend, but this sequel took over 100 per cent more than that. While the numbers will likely vary from the projected total, Doctor Strange is already the second-biggest domestic release of 2022. Uncharted: The Division and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are also in contention to land the top spot in 2022. However, these films have already passed Doctor Stranger.
It’s the only four-quadrant biggie
“Doctor Strange” in the Multiverse of Madness has broken box-office records in its first weekend of release. While it was expected to do well in its opening weekend, it actually broke records for Friday. It opened in just over half a million more theaters than its predecessor, a massive 117% increase. The movie has also made IMAX a tidy profit, making $33 million in its first weekend, and has now broken its own record for May.
The film has already broken several records, including the all-time highest opening weekend for a Marvel movie. The film was made for $400 million, but it was still released in Russia and Ukraine. It’s also just one release away from hitting the $1 billion mark. The film’s success is a boon for the theatre industry, which is still reeling from the effects of the global pandemic.
It’s in IMAX 3D
It’s time to see Doctor Stranger in IMAX 3D. The newest Marvel superhero movie opens on November 4, and Benedict Cumberbatch is calling for audiences to see it in the most immersive way possible. IMAX 3D offers 26% more pictures than standard theatres, and the specially formatted IMAX sequences give audiences up to 26 percent more pictures. Here’s why you should see it in IMAX.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a sequel to the 2007 Marvel comics film Spider-Man: Homecoming and takes place after the events of No Way Home. Director Sam Raimi reunites with his Spider-Man characters to bring you the most fantastic Marvel movie yet. It’s a satirical, hilarious, and touching story about a psychedelic alien who can manipulate people and objects.