As expected, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness easily took the top spot at the box office with a massive debut that makes it already the 2nd biggest movie of the year domestically and the 3rd biggest movie worldwide.
Multiverse of Madness took in $187 million domestic over the weekend, the second best weekend of the “pandemic era” behind Spider-Man: No Way Home. All-time, it’s the 11th biggest opening of all time between Avengers: Age of Ultron and Incredibles 2 and over $100 million more than the first Doctor Strange movie made in 2016. It was also the biggest opening ever for Sam Raimi, topping Spider-Man 3’s opening of $151.1 million back in 2007. Worldwide, Multiverse of Madness took in $448.8 million.
Everything else was battling for scraps but The Bad Guys had a decent hold, dropping 41% from last weekend and taking second place with $9.5 million. It has made $57.3 million domestic so far and $147.5 million worldwide.
Sonic 2 took third place with another $6 million, bringing it to over $169 million domestic and over $332 million worldwide, surpassing the original Sonic’s domestic and worldwide grosses.
Secrets of Dumbledore and Everything Everywhere All At Once rounded out the top 5, with the latter about $9 million away from becoming the highest grossing A24 movie ever. It needs to top $50 million to unseat Uncut Gems and is currently just over $41 million.
Multiverse of Madness also took the Per Theater average, with $41,337 in each of the 4,534 theaters it played in over the weekend.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.