Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Achieves Best Box Office Debut of the Year

You didn’t need to know the numbers for its first weekend in theaters to know that it was obvious that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was one of the most anticipated films of the year, but its theatrical release confirmed it. And it is that with 36 million dollars raised at the box office after the first theatrical exhibitions last Thursday and the 90 after its world premiere on Friday, it will close the weekend with a forecast of between 170 and 185 million, according to conservative forecasts from Disney.

This means the film starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen becomes the top debut of 2022, surpassing another highly anticipated film like The Batman’s 134 million. It will also be the best since the smash debut of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which grossed $260 million in its opening weekend. It’s also Disney’s best opening since Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which grossed $75 million. In short, the film as the seventh best debut in history, in a list in which Marvel Studios places five among the Top 10.

After Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, there are others such as The Bad Guys animated film, Sonic: The Movie 2, the best video game-based premiere of all time, and Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets.


A deprecated alternative

If you can’t move from home for whatever reason but want to enjoy the adventures of Doctor Strange, this week we’re getting a look at this previously overlooked ’70s film that doesn’t look too good. This one is over 90 minutes long, but it was originally conceived as a pilot episode of what was to be a series in which characters such as, apart from Doctor Strange himself, Spider-Man or Hulk, in a kind of rather crappy UCM. Obviously, the project didn’t go ahead, but this B-series version of the Doctor was left to posterity.

Source: Collider

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