Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness extends Marvel’s dominion over theatres generating a massive $185 million in its opening weekend.
Sam Raimi’s sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange has generated over double the revenue of its predecessor which generated $85.1 million its opening weekend.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness came to theatres this past weekend and has since generated $450 million in its global debut putting it close to the $676.4 million global revenue that the first film has produced since 2016. Outside of the US, the largest market came from Korea gathering $30 million alone from the opening weekend.
Multiverse of Madness is now the second-highest global start for a Hollywood movie, trailing only behind a fellow MCU movie Spider-Man: No Way Home, and secures the 11th biggest opening for a film of all time. Further Multiverse of Madness secures the fourth biggest global start for an MCU film, succeeded by Endgame, Infinity War, and No Way Home.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is, in some ways, a continuation of Wanda’s story from WandaVision , and aside from Strange being one of the coolest heroes in Marvel, the combination of Wanda and Strange makes for a tantalising story opportunity.
Matt Reeve’s The Batman set the bar pretty high when it was released in March generating $134 million in its opening weekend. As Multiverse of Madness generated over $50 million more it’s clear to see that in the battle of caped heroes, Strange beats the Caped Crusader in popularity.
As the month continues it will be interesting to see how well the sequel does in terms of revenue gained as No Way Home had fans coming back for repeated viewings. Though it doesn’t seem a stretch to think that Sam Raimi’s latest MCU film will breach the predecessor’s $677 million opening.
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