Still from “Doctor Strange in Madness’s Multiverse.”
The summer blockbuster season has begun with a bang. Disney’s The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” grossed $185 million domestically in its opening weekend, the most of any film released. in 2022.
“There’s nothing to say that theaters are coming back for more than one Marvel movie posting a grand opening,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. Comscore senior. “This is great news for the industry, audiences, and the movies slated to hit theaters in the coming weeks.”
An estimated 13.5 million moviegoers watched “Doctor Strange” over the weekend, the second most-watched series since the pandemic began, according to data from EntTelligence. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is holding the current record with 20.6 million patrons in its opening weekend.
Internationally, the film grossed $265 million in ticket sales, bringing its global total to $450 million.
Although the first four months of the year had a limited number of movie releases, following “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was a flurry of hot, anticipated new features.
Next on the chart is “Top Gun: Maverick,” followed by “Jurassic World: Dominion,” “Lightyear,” “Minions: The Rise of Gru” and “Thor: Love and Thunder.” All of these movies will be out between now and the end of July.
Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice.com, said: “Doctor Strange in Madness’ Multiverse, demonstrates the global demand for big-screen events, premium formats and shared experiences. in the movie theater”. “It’s exactly the kind of release this summer that the entire industry has come to expect, and it absolutely sets the pace for a strong series opening over the next few months.”
The average ticket price for the film is just $13, according to EntTelligence, with premium format tickets costing $16.25 and 3D tickets costing $15.44.
Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC. NBCUniversal is the distributor of “Jurassic World: Dominion” and “Minions: The Rise of Gru.”