By Stephen Ippolito | April 8th, 2022
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is heading toward a monster opening weekend at the box office next month (May 6). According to BoxOfficePro.com, the Sorcerer Supreme sequel is projected to earn somewhere between $165M-$205M domestically during its first few days of release. The outlet also estimated that the film will bring in $400M-$535M in North America during its run.
Tickets for the Benedict Cumberbatch-led film went on sale on Wednesday. Yesterday, Fandango announced that it sold more tickets in its first 24 hours than any other movie this year. The ticketing company did note that it wasn’t as much as Spider-Man: No Way Home, which brought in $260M when it opened in December. So far in 2022, The Batman has had the biggest opening ($134M in March). The fact that Multiverse of Madness‘ projections are between the two superhero films makes all the sense in the world.
If BoxOfficePro.com’s estimates turn out to be accurate, then the sequel’s opening earnings will likely double what the first Doctor Strange made when it dropped in November 2016 ($85M). That film went on to gross $677M worldwide during its run in theaters.
With Multiverse of Madness‘ projections looking so high, it’s very likely that it will become the 11th Marvel Studios film to earn $1B at the box office globally. If it does accomplish this, it would only be the second movie to cross the mark since the pandemic began (Spider-Man: No Way Home made $1.89B).
Have you gotten your tickets yet for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?