‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Lands 8th-Biggest Thursday Preview!
Marvels newest superhero film ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ cashed in $36 million big ones…
CelebnMovies247.com reports There is no stopping the Marvel juggernaut especially when it comes to Doctor Stranger sequel.
With $36 million in Thursday previews, Marvel Studios’ latest superhero spectacle, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is looking to open with around $175 million in its debut weekend. The film’s $36 million previews haul ranks eighth on the all-time list, behind Avengers: Infinity War’s $39 million in 2018.
By comparison, Avengers: Endgame leads the field with $60 million in Thursday previews. It’s followed by Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($57 million), Spider-Man: No Way Home ($50 million), Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($45 million), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($43.5 million) and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ($40 million). Each of these films made between $169 million and $357 million in their opening weekends.
Multiverse of Madness has made $60 million in advance ticket sales domestically, as well as $85 million from overseas territories. It is expected to top $125 million internationally by Sunday. The film is playing in 4,534 theaters, which makes for the seventh-largest release ever. This is also Disney’s biggest opening since last year’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Remember, Spider-Man: No Way Home was a Sony release. That film made nearly $2 billion worldwide, and was such an event that many risked their chances with COVID-19 just to watch it.
How Much the first Doctor Strange Made:
The first Doctor Strange film was released in 2016, and made a healthy $677 million worldwide, including $232 million in the United States. It was directed by Scott Derrickson, who was originally supposed to return for Multiverse of Madness, but dropped out due to creative differences. He was replaced by Sam Raimi, who is credited with essentially ushering in the era of the modern superhero blockbuster with his Spider-Man trilogy. Reviews for Multiverse of Madness have praised the Raimi-isms in the film, although they’ve been critical of the fan-service and overstuffed narrative.