Benedict Cumberbatch alongside his efficacious spell books have generated a gargantuan $185 million in what has been widely viewed as a maverick box office debut of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” over the weekend, reiterating the dominance of Marvel’s cinematic universe following a pandemic-hurt year for the franchise.
Apart from that, over the opening weekend, the time-bender “Doctor Strange” has casted spells to summon as many as $265 million globally with grossing totaled to a whopping $450 million including North American box offices.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” had had a budget of about $200 million. More importantly, such a spectacular debut for “Doctor Strange 2” has represented the second-highest opening weekend ever in a pandemic-era new normalcy, while another Cumberbatch-starred billion-dollar epic “Spider Man: No Way Home” still stands at the pole position with $340 million globally.
Besides, the stellar opening of “Doctor Strange 2” ranked at fourth for a Marvel movie in terms of ticket sales across the globe behind “Spider Man: No Way Home,” “Avenger: Infinity War” as well as “Avenger: Endgame”.
Doctor Strange 2 opens at an eye-popping $185 million in domestic box office
On top of that, according to a Disney estimate, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” logged the six-biggest global weekend in history.
Meanwhile, adding that about a jawdropping 65.7 per cent grossing in ticket sales of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” came from 49 international box offices, Chief of movie consultancy firm Franchise Entertainment Research, David A Gross said, “Marvel sequels make over half of their money overseas and foreign was strong for the first ‘Doctor Strange”.