Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has kicked the summer movie season to a blockbuster start. The Marvel movie has grossed $185 million US in ticket sales in its first weekend in U.S. and Canadian theatres. The movie still falls second behind Spider Man: No Way Home for the largest opening of the pandemic.
The superhero extravaganza had doubled the profits of the opening of the first Doctor Strange, which opened to $85 million US in 2016. It passed The Batman’s which grossed $134 million US. The movie is having success internationally, generating an estimated $265 million US since opening Wednesday.
The film is playing across 4,534 theatres in the U.S. and Canada alone, which according to Disney is the seventh-widest opening ever. CEO of IMAX said “summer blockbuster season is off to a roaring start with Doctor Strange – an excellent sign for the phenomenal slate ahead,”
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