Disney and Marvel Studios’ superhero sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness earned an impressive $185 million domestic and $450 million global debut this weekend.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness kicked off its international run with $265M overseas in 49 material markets, for a $450M global bow. The $450 million global haul is the second-highest pandemic-era debut for a Hollywood title and the highest for a 2022 release. Multiverse of Madness continues Marvels’ domination at the box office, clearly.
The leader in both of the past two frames, Universal’s animated The Bad Guys declined -39% to $9.7M and second place. It’s now earned $57.5M domestically; compared to other recent animated films through the same point in release.
Paramount’s family action-comedy Sonic the Hedgehog 2 drops -46% to $6.2M and third place. It’s now earned $169.9M domestically, or +16% more than 2020’s original Sonic the Hedgehog through the equivalent point in release ($145.7M). It was also another good week for Everything Everywhere All At Once, establishing itself as not just one of the crossover hits of the year, but as a 2022 success story, overall.
Here’s the full list of the top ten films of the week:
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – $185M – 4,534 theatres
- The Bad Guys – $9.77M (-40%) – 3,839 theatres
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – $7.1M (-38%) – 3,358 theatres
- Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore – $3.95M (-52%) – 3,051 theatres
- Everything Everywhere All At Once – $3.32M (-40%) – 1,542 theatres
- The Northman – $2.77M (-56%) – 2,413 theatres
- The Lost City – $2.5M (-35%) – 1,897 theatres
- The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent – $1.52M (-61%) – 3,036 theatres
- Memory – $1.22M (-61%) – 2,433 theatres
- Father Stu – $800K (-64%) – 1,265 theatres
Source: Box Office Pro