By Stephen Ippolito | June 5th, 2022
One month after its release, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has passed another milestone. The sequel officially topped $900M worldwide after bringing in $9.3M domestically this weekend. To date, the film has now made $388.7M in North America, which is $150M more than the first film made in 2016 ($232M).
The movie’s official global total stands at $909.4M, which is the 11th highest ever for an MCU film and $233M more than the first one ($677M). In international markets, Multiverse of Madness has earned $548M. This is of course, without a penny from arguably the biggest box office market in China.
It seems very unlikely that the Benedict Cumberbatch-led film will cross the mighty $1B mark. At the rate it’s going, it will probably finish around $950M. The 67.8% drop in its second weekend will likely be one of the reasons (no release in China is the biggest) it won’t hit the mark. The Marvel Studios produced film just didn’t have that strong of word of mouth to put it over.
I’m sure Disney and Marvel will still be pretty happy with +$900M. It’s definitely still gonna be profitable, which is frankly all they really care about. Also, besides Spider-Man: No Way Home, the studio’s other three films in 2021 didn’t even break $450M globally. So to see Multiverse of Madness perform like one of their pre-pandemic films is a good sign.