Box Office Report for the Week of May 8

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:

  1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – $185M – 4,534 theatres
  2. The Bad Guys – $9.77M (-40%) – 3,839 theatres
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – $7.1M (-38%) – 3,358 theatres
  4. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore – $3.95M (-52%) – 3,051 theatres
  5. Everything Everywhere All At Once – $3.32M (-40%) – 1,542 theatres
  6. The Northman – $2.77M (-56%) – 2,413 theatres
  7. The Lost City – $2.5M (-35%) – 1,897 theatres
  8. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent – $1.52M (-61%) – 3,036 theatres
  9. Memory – $1.22M (-61%) – 2,433 theatres
  10. Father Stu – $800K (-64%) – 1,265 theatres

Source: Box Office Pro


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Written by Caillou Pettis

Caillou Pettis is a professional film critic and has been writing about film for several years across various different publications. Ever since the age of nine, film and the art of filmmaking have been his number one passion. When hes

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