Box Office Report for the Week of May 15

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness plummeted at around 67% during its second week, taking in $61M, even if it opened at record-breaking pandemic box office heights last week. Still, the Sam Raimi-directed film was a commercial success, but repeat viewings aren’t as strong as they were with Spider-Man: No Way Home.

In other Multiversal-related news, Everything Everywhere All At Once is holding out strong with a slight 6% drop from last week, making it the highest-grossing independent film of the year so far. Add another $3.3M to its total, and counting.

Among the new releases, Firestarter was a non-starter with just $3.8M, making it likely to be quickly forgotten about. Pleasure opened in limited release outside the top ten, but through word of mouth could certainly grow in the weeks to come.

Here’s the full list of the top 10 films for the week:

  1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Disney/Marvel Studios): $61M (-67.5%) – 4,534 theatres
  2. The Bad Guys (Universal Pictures/Dreamworks Animation): $6.8M (-27.9%) – 3,788 theatres
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Paramount Pictures): $4.5M (-24.4%) – 3,116 theatres
  4. Firestarter (Universal Pictures): $3.8M – 3,412 theatres
  5. Everything Everywhere All At Once (A24): $3.3M (-6.4%) – 1,726 theatres
  6. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (Warner Bros): $2.4M (-43.2%) – 2,578 theatres
  7. The Lost City (Paramount): $1.73M (-37,4%) – 1,675 theatres
  8. The Northman (Focus Features): $1.70M (-40.6%) – 1,934 theatres
  9. Family Camp (Roadside Attractions): $1.4M – 854 theatres
  10. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Lionsgate): $1.0M (-33.8%) – 1,076 theatres

Source: Box Office Mojo


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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