Marvel Studios’ latest film, “Doctor Strange in Multiverse Madness,” was the year’s most successful film, with an opening gross of $185 million at the US box office. When the movie made $90 million on its first day of release, it was estimated that its weekend revenue could exceed $200 million. Although the Doctor Strange sequel did not reach $200 million, it achieved tremendous success.
The first “Doctor Strange” movie in 2016 completed its vision journey with a total box office revenue of 232 million dollars in the USA and Canada. The sequel is expected to cross that limit within the next week.
Disney’s Marvel movies, which were released in 2021, did not achieve great success with the effect of the pandemic. “Black Widow” grossed $80 million, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” $75 million, and “Eternals” opened $71 million. Sony-Marvel movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, which was released in December, had a record opening gross of 260 million dollars.
It is clear that the character of Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, in Spider-Man and the connection of the two films contributed to the great success of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”.
When we look at the other films in the top five of the US box office under the influence of Doctor Strange; The box office leader of the last weeks, “Who Said We Are Bad?” It ranks second with $9.8 million. In third place is “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” with $6.2 million. Continuing a successful visionary journey, “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” has a total revenue of 170 million dollars in the USA and Canada.
“Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” is in fourth place at the box office. The movie, which earned only 4 million dollars at the weekend, grossed 86 million dollars in total. A24’s highest-grossing film, “Everything, Everywhere, at the Same Time,” is in the fifth place at the US box office, grossing $3.3 million in its 7th week.