Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness debuted with $90M on its first day at the domestic box office. It is expected to debut with an opening weekend of $180M – $200M. According to Deadline, Doctor Strange 2 become the 7th biggest first day in industry history and gives the Marvel Cinematic Universe five of the top ten opening days ever.
Doctor Strange 2 is propelling total ticket sales this weekend to an estimated $235M, which is +18% over the first weekend of May 2019, pre-pandemic. Doctor Strange 2 earned a B+ CinemaScore. Since B movies in the MCU include Eternals (B), Thor (B+), and Hulk (B-). Comscore/Screen Engine’s PostTrak is still 4 stars and 82% and a 69% definite recommend. On the other hand, there’s nothing else on the marquee like Doctor Strange 2.
The film is directed by Sam Raimi and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo/Baron Mordo, Benedict Wong as Wong, Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, with Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West, and Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is running now in theaters.