By Stephen Ippolito | April 7th, 2022
It looks like Marvel Studios’ next film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is going to have a very good opening weekend at the box office when it hits theaters next month (May 6). Movie ticketing company Fandango announced that the Sorcerer Supreme sequel sold more tickets in its first 24 hours than any other movie this year. This included DC’s The Batman, which made $134M domestically during its opening weekend.
As good as it did, the company did note that it couldn’t topple Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s first day, which occurred on November 29, 2021. Of course, the third MCU Spidey film would go on to bring in $260M (second-most all-time) during its opening weekend in December.
Beating out The Batman is a good indication that the Sam Raimi-directed film could cross the $1B mark worldwide during its run. To date, the Caped Crusader’s latest big-screen hit has made $351M stateside and $715M globally. By the end of its run, it should finish with around $800-850M worldwide. Between Multiverse of Madness already beating it out in pre-sales and the MCU being a more established brand worldwide, it is very possible that it could become the second film to cross the $1B mark since the pandemic started.
Have you gotten your tickets for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness yet?