Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to dominate the box office, both domestic and worldwide, with each new movie. The newest MCU chapter — Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, according to the first results, easily topped the box office this weekend with $185 million domestically. This sequel earned $100 million more than the original Doctor Strange movie, which earned $85 million during the opening weekend back in 2016.
This makes Multiverse of Madness the seventh-best MCU opening. Avengers: Endgame is still in the first place with $357 million. Avengers: Age of Ultron is in sixth place with $191 million, which is $6 million more than Multiverse of Madness, and Captain America: Civil War is in eighth place with $179 million, which is $6 million less than Multiverse of Madness. An interesting fact is that every movie on the TOP 10 MCU domestic openings list eventually grossed over $1 billion, except Multiverse of Madness of course, but looking at it, it’s expected that this movie could reach that milestone.
“A few months after the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), Dr. Stephen Strange, with the help of both old and new mystical allies, travels into the multiverse to face a mysterious new adversary.” — Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, official synopsis
Written by Michael Waldron, creator of Loki, and directed by Sam Raimi, director of the original Spider-Man trilogy, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness follows the titular Master of the Mystic Arts on his quest to protect America Chavez, a teenager who has the power to travel across the Multiverse. The movie is starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Rachel McAdams.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness now plays in theaters.